Where have my lettuce seedlings gone? They were there yesterday! Although they were growing very slowly, the germination was close to 100%. Today three of the four varieties are almost completely gone. I got down on my hands and knees (no easy feat for this old lady's body) and examined the plot, looking for signs of damping off, but I found nothing. Nothing. No limp little seedlings anywhere, just empty spaces. I haven't seen any birds in the garden bed, although we do have a few hanging around in the nearby trees. I don't know if lizards eat greens or not.
This one variety (look very closely, they are teeny-tiny) will certainly give me enough transplants to fill in the rest of the garden...that is if they don't disappear too! There is a bare spot or two, even in this wide row planting, that wasn't there yesterday.
Although the radishes are growing as expected, the lettuce is very, very slow. I think it might be wise to start some seeds inside, for transplanting at a later date.