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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.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75 degrees F. Soil above 75 degrees F inhibits germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep
Outside Sowing: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 50 degrees F. 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 60-70 degrees F 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 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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This is quickly becoming my "canary in the coal mine" for hydroponic experiments. The lettuce germinates quickly and reliably which makes tracking hydro issues easier. Also tastes really nice!
This is a great lettuce...not fussy to grow and each head is the perfect size; fits in the palm of my hand. Also reliably germinates and tolerates a variety of growing conditions.
It grew very well outside in a raised bed but I planted to thickly and have been eating only thinnings but am hoping the rest grows to full size.
ALSO PURCHASED THIS ITEM LAST YEAR - SO YOU COULD PROBABLY JUDGE THAT I WAS HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.