Lettuce grows well in cool weather, so the first crop can be direct sown when the soil temperature reaches at least 35 degrees F, or as soon as the soil can be worked. If the soil temperature rises above 75 degrees F, the seeds become dormant. Direct sow the seed in rich soil and full sun, spreading them as thinly as possible in rows 1-2′ apart; when the seedlings begin to grow, thin them to a distance of 10-12″. Succession crops can be grown for fresh lettuce all season in areas with cool summers or warm winters; this is accomplished by planting a new crop every 2 weeks. For companion planting benefits, grow lettuce with onions, cucumbers, or carrots.
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Try this beautiful and delicious heirloom lettuce for a tart and colorful addition to your salad.
Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency. Try this beautiful and delicious heirloom lettuce for a tart and colorful addition to your salad. This Romaine type lettuce has a bronze-red head with a green heart. The best color and flavor develop during cooler weather. One of the slowest to bolt, tolerates heat and is also cold hardy.
Annual. 50-60 days. 12-15″ height. 10-12″ spacing. Produces loose conical heads of frilly bronzed leaves with green centers.
Latin Name: Lactuca sativa Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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