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Little Gem Lettuce (50 Days)

Miniature heads are crisp, sweet, with thick hearts combining the characteristics of romaine and butterhead types. Good choice for small spaces intensive planting, with 6“ by 6“ heads that stand up to early summer heat. 

300 seeds

 

PLANTING

Lactuca sativa

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 outsideSow 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: 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.

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