Green Ice Lettuce (45 Days)
The Green Ice Lettuce is vivid loose-leaf variety that catches the eye and is delicious on the plate. The green, glossy leaves are meatier and more savoyed (crinkly) than other loose head types, and the 9” heads tend to be tighter and more compact. Flavor is very good and the exceptional crispness of each leaf is a real advantage.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Soil above 75ºF. inhibits germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep
Outside Sowing: Spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. Sow 1” apart, thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want, baby to full heads. Keep soil moist during germination. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a longer harvest period. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix.
Starting Indoors: 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70 ºF. soil temperatures. Transplant out, 8-12” apart in rows 12” apart.
How much does a packet plant: 25-foot single row
Harvest: Cut whole heads at the base or snipe off individual leaves.
Tips: Green Ice Lettuce needs fertile soil for optimum growth. Work in compost or well-rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.