15 seeds of 3 different lettuce varieties
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Want to try a few varieties of lettuce? This sample pack comes with 3 different varieties, each with 15 seeds. One variety is actually a mix, so you will be getting more than three varieties! Lettuce seeds germinate best within a one-year period. After that, they start to lose viability. These seeds were packed for 2021, so it is best to use them for fall production this year. That is why I am offering these 3 varieties as a combo (and 2 of them individually), so my seed stash doesn’t expire and end up in the trash. While these varieties say they take anywhere from 47-65 days to be ready, lettuce makes a wonderful cut-and-come again crop. I just harvest what I need for the day when leaves are big enough to eat.
Buttercrunch Lettuce: Classic butterhead lettuce with tender-crisp flavor. It has dark green leaves that are thicker than most. Space plants about 12-18″ apart. Ready in 65 days.
Rouxai Oakleaf Lettuce: Deep red contrasts nicely with bright green. Downy mildew resistant. Space plants about 8-10″ apart. Ready in 47 days.
Salad Bowl Organic Greens Mix: This packet is already a mix of several different types of lettuce, arugula, and up to 4 types of mustard greens. I’ve done my best to make sure each packet has a good mix of everything. Space plants about 18″ apart. Ready in 50 days (on average with most varieties harvesting at about the same time).
Packet is 45 seeds total, 15 of each variety.
Lettuce is a cool weather crop and can withstand light to moderate frost. Direct sow or transplant into the garden in early spring or early fall. Ideal temperatures for growing lettuce are between 60-65° F.
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before your last average frost. Barely cover seeds with 1/8″ of vermiculite or fine soil. If soil is kept moist around 60-70° F, germination is in 3-5 days. Lettuce seeds will go into a thermal dormancy if temperatures are over 70° F. Sow seeds every two weeks for production throughout the season.
Plant into the garden, spacing them according to the varieties listed in the description.
Lettuce has a shallow root system. Keep soil moist to keep plants growing continuously. Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds (unless slugs are a problem). Moisture stress and high temperatures, particularly at night, encourage bolting (the production of a flowering stem).
Spring, Fall, Winter
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Cut & Come Again, Frost Tolerant
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