Easy Lettuce Harvesting

Now, for the average beginning backyard gardener, this might not be entirely relevant. But for those of you out there with loftier aspirations of someday growing a garden large enough to nourish your entire block, this might just be for you.

Harvesting lettuce, especially leaf lettuce, can be a labor and time intensive operation. Imagine a whole 20 or 30…or 200 foot row of lettuce laying out in front of you. What would you do to harvest it in the most efficient way possible. Bear in mind it takes 1 hour to harvest 25 pounds of lettuce by hand. There is a much faster and easier way.

The lettuce harvester shown in this video will harvest up to 200 pounds per hour and do it neatly as well. It slices off the lettuce at the ground level and then scoops it into the hopper assembly that’s behind it. There are even models that will do 2 or even 3 rows at the same time.

If you’re just starting out, this is probably not for you. But if you have it in your heart to scale up your gardening someday, it’s nice to know that someone thought up a way to make it easier. See the video on how it’s done.

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