Heirloom Cutting Mix Lettuce
Heirloom Cutting Mix Lettuce is a blend of 12 heirloom varieties; ready to start using in 30 days. Oakleaf, romaine, crisphead, butterhead, and looseleaf types.
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 the 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 60-70ºF 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 snip off individual leaves.
Tips: The Heirloom Cutting Mix 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.