Strange 'growths' on lettuce and radish stems

I got my first greenhouse last year and my daughter bought me seeds for all the veg she likes. I've planted 'Webbs Wonderful' lettuce and 'Scarlet Globe' radish in pots (both from suttons seeds), and virtually all of them have developed strange looking growths on the stems. Many of the radishes have developed two bulbs as well, and the lettuce are stringy. I've shown a couple of friends who have been growing veg for years and they've never seen it before. I bought good quality compost from a local garden centre as I tried supermarket stuff and it was poor quality.

I've tried to put some pictures on but the system will not accept my files for some reason, so help with that as well would be gratefully received.



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    You are going to have to describe the strange stems in more detail-a photo would make a lot of difference -what exactly is the problem with uploading one?

    Colour, shape of strange growths??

  • The system says my pictures (jpegs) are too large, then when I compress them it says incorrect file type. Ive tried about a dozen times, it just will not let me upload them.

    The growths are yellow blobs on the lettuce but more grey on the radish

  • Ive just checked the 'Help' topics and it states our site will resize your pictures for you. Quite clearly this isn't working.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    You could try using photobucket and posting the link

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    That is odd on two different veg-I have no idea-someone will.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    One question -having looked again-brand of compost?

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    That looks very odd indeed. Did you add anything to the compost? What are you growing them in as containers? Have you fed them with anything?
  • J. Arthur Bowers Traditional potting compost (Professional grade). I'm growing the lettuces in plant pots and the radish in a a window box type trough usually used for flowers. I've added a bit of Growmore but nothing else.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Why did you add growmore at the sowing stage?

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