An easy-to-grow blend of two leafy lettuce varieties. Instead of harvesting the full head of lettuce, you pick the leaves as they come in. Fast-growing and longer-lasting plants.
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Sowing time: March-Sept Height: 15-25 cm Weight: 0.5 grams
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An easy-to-grow blend of two leafy lettuce varieties: 'American Red Edge' and 'Australian Yellow'. Both produce loose leaves instead of heads, so you pick the leaves as they grow.
- Species name: Mixed picking lettuce
- Family: Leaf
- Plants per square patch: 4
- Height: 15 to 25 cm
- Sowing time: Mid March - September
- Sowing depth: 0.5 to 1 cm
- Germination time: 5 - 18°C in 2 - 14 days
- Time to harvest: from 5-7 weeks
- Sunlight: Can grow in sun or shade
Want to buy Lettuce seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:
What's so special about our Lettuce?
All types of lettuce that grow loose leaves instead of "heads" are picking lettuce. When harvesting, you pluck the outer leaf and leave the center, so the plant continues to grow. This extends the plant’s life, and you can harvest for a long time.
Our lettuce is a nice mix: one produces tender yellow-green leaves and the other gives you firmer leaves with a red tint.
Sowing and growing
Growing this lettuce is simple: put a few seeds in each hole and keep the soil mix moist. After they come up, thin out the seedlings and leave just 1 plant per hole. Four plants fit in one square patch.
If you’re having a cold spring, you can cover the plants at night with some fleece or the MM-Muts cover to help them grow faster.
And watch out for snails: they love young lettuce.
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Garden app.
How do you use it?
Lettuce leaves are great for salads. Or, they’re also tasty in green smoothies.
Start harvesting when the leaves are about 10 cm. If you leave the center of the plant be, it’ll produce new leaves. This extends your growing season :-)
Once the plants start to bolt (flower), the leaves get tougher and a bit bitter. Use these older leaves in a stew, soup, stir-fry or your mashed potatoes: yum!