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kej4hj
09-23-12, 07:32 pm
Hi all. I've been shopping around for lettuce for a long time but i have not found one called "leaf lettuce".
I googled up some images and it looks very similar to two that i have found so far.

Green oak lettuce
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Green hydro lettuce
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Are these the same as leaf lettuce? Does anyone know the differences?
I've asked the people who work there and they have no clue :sad:

Thank you!

deardulcie
09-23-12, 07:51 pm
This is what we call "red leaf lettude." Your hydro lettuce looks like butter lettuce.http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100728131256/recipes/images/2/2a/Redleaf_lettuce.jpg

Rhinos_mom
09-23-12, 07:51 pm
I found this site: Green Harvest - Organic Seeds - Leek to Luffa (http://www.greenharvest.com.au/SeedOrganic/VegetableSeeds/LeekToLuffa.html)
if you wanted to grow your own, the seeds are under "leaf lettuce types" there's red and green there...


I believe Green Leaf and Red Leaf lettuces are types of "Loose Leaf" lettuces? And both of those you can feed to your little pigger.



Sorry i can't be of much help

Rhinos_mom
09-23-12, 07:54 pm
Oh here's a green leaf picture in addition to the Red leaf one that deardulcie provided you with:

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Nix16
09-23-12, 09:56 pm
I buy the houstons mesculun mix from Woolworths which looks like the pic of that red lead lettuce, I believe the package says red and green coral lettuce. Hope that helps

kej4hj
09-23-12, 10:11 pm
I buy the houstons mesculun mix from Woolworths which looks like the pic of that red lead lettuce, I believe the package says red and green coral lettuce. Hope that helps

Wow thank you very much! Will have a look today.

kej4hj
09-24-12, 12:36 am
I had a look today and found red and green coral lettuce.
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Would this be leaf lettuce? I asked a member of the store again today and they said they've never heard of leaf lettuce.
Does this look like leaf lettuce to you?

Nix16
09-24-12, 12:44 am
Yeah that's the stuff I give mine, I thinks it's the same, I've not had any issues with it anyway.

RodentCuddles
09-24-12, 12:47 am
I live in NZ, I haven't heard of the leaf lettuce ever so just buy the ones you brought.

stray hares
09-24-12, 01:33 am
Hello, fellow Australian! All those kinds of lettuce that you posted are fine to feed to guinea pigs. Hydro lettuce refers to hydroponic, which is a growing technique. Cos lettuce is the same as romaine lettuce. Avoid iceberg lettuce.

Nix16
09-24-12, 01:42 am
Oh thanks for that, I didn't know cos was romaine, somethings get list in translation. Maybe we need to make an Australian translation thread!

Digital_Dad
09-24-12, 02:03 am
red and green coral lettuce is what we call "Green Leaf" and "Red Leaf" lettuce.

deardulcie
09-24-12, 06:11 am
Looks like leaf lettuce to me!

bpatters
09-24-12, 07:43 am
Leaf lettuce is any kind of lettuce that doesn't form into a head, like iceberg does. Google is your friend, people -- you can learn all sorts of things there. :)