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Lettuce Seeds, Summertime

Lactuca sativa
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Summertime is perhaps the best head lettuce for the home gardener. An iceberg variety, it is a delightful crisphead lettuce that grows solid, compact heads. This cool weather crop is heat tolerant, making it slow to bolt and become bitter.

  • SKU: 142231
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun|Partial sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
75 days
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.6
  • Approximate Seed Count: 550-575
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Water Needs: Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Crisp texture with wonderful sweet flavor
  • Tolerance: heat
  • Companion Planting: Plant near chives, onions, oregano, peas, radish, basil, zinnia. Chives, onions, and garlic can repel aphids and other pests by disguising the scent of the lettuce with their own aromatic properties. Basil is believed to enhance both the taste and development of lettuce. Radishes can serve as a useful decoy crop to attract flea beetles away from lettuce.
  • Preparation Ideas: Makes a wonderful garden salad.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Plant in moist, well drained soil, as soon as ground can be worked. Harvest the heads before the hot weather for best results. For earlier crop, start indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 20 cm (8")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")

Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Lettuce needs plenty of moisture. Also, fall crops may have to be started indoors since lettuce has a difficult time even germinating in hot weather. Transplant with care.

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