Germ 4-10 days This bibb type produces a loose head, 8 to 9” across. Dark green and slow to bolt, it has been rated one of the dozen best vegetable introductions. It was developed at Cornell in 1963. 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 of 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.
My raised bed garden was off to a great start, when our resident deer razed it in one afternoon. I had no garden last year, but I'm fighting back with fencing this year. A new order will follow shortly.