Germ 4-10 days
This neat little lettuce holds itself in a rounded mound shape like a perfectly pruned topiary. Leaves are ruby red tinged, fading to pale green in the center, with lovely ruffled edges. This could be considered an ornamental for borders and edges, but its mild flavor and colorful frilliness make it an exciting salad lettuce. 500 seeds
Indoors- 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 1/4” deep in cells with soil temps 55-70 degrees. Transplant out 8-12” apart.
Outdoors- Sow 1/4” “deep, 1” apart. Thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want from baby to full heads. Keep moist during germination.
Harvest- cut whole head at base or individual leaves before lettuce starts to bolts and becomes bitter in the heat and long days summer.
Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix for a season long supply of lettuce.