NON-GMO, HEIRLOOM LETTUCE SEEDS GOURMET MIX
This is one of my favorite planting seasons in Phoenix because the garden stays full.
Lettuce is one of my must-have veggies, but there are so many varieties that I just can’t choose one. So we plant several types of yummy, gourmet lettuce… you can never have enough.
Your order has a gourmet mix of 100 GMO-FREE, heirloom lettuce seeds.
They germinate quick and easy.
Plant 2-3 seeds 1/4″ deep and 2″ apart in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
That’s what experts suggest. I simply scatter my seeds, then cover them lightly with soil. Next I water immediately, gently though so I don’t scatter the seeds even more. I keep the soil moist and in less than a week, you should see your babies sprouting.
Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, because overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. Waiting too long to harvest can also make the lettuce more bitter.
Also, I tend to plant seeds every few weeks so I always have lettuce ready to harvest and I’m not too overwhelmed with getting too much at once.
Once plants are about 4 inches tall, I start harvesting – taking the outer leaves and allowing the center to stay in tact so the plant can keep producing.
Harvest between 65 and 75 days after planting, and before flowers appear, to ensure the lettuce doesn’t become too mature.
INCLUDED IN YOUR MIX…
Your gourmet mix contains several Lactuca sativa varieties including Grand Rapids, Freckles Romaine, and Royal Oakleaf. You’ll also find gourmet varieties like Silvia (red romaine), Red Salad Bowl (red leaf), Seeded Simpson (green leaf), Vivian (green romaine), and Black Summer Bibb (Bibb leaf)
All of our seeds are:
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