Lettuce Mix

$3.00

  • Mixture Includes
  • Amish Deer Tongue
  • Forellenschluss
  • Lolla Rossa
  • Red Salad Bowl
  • at least 4 other flavorful and colorful varieties

Item Details

This well-balanced mix of cutting lettuces brings any salad to life. Consisting of tender Australian Yellowleaf, flavorful Forellenschluss, mild Lolla Rossa, striking Red Velvet, and at least four more of our favorite varieties, this cut-and-come-again mix will have a colorful salad on the table within weeks of planting. 40-45 days.

History of the Plant

Lettuce originated in the Mediterranean area and was first grown as a weed. The first documentation of cultivation begins in Ancient Egypt over 6,000 years ago, but it may have been cultivated in the Middle East prior to this. Ancient Egyptian artwork, especially tomb paintings, depicts different varieties of lettuce.

Learn to Grow Lettuce Mix

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Germination: 7-14 Days

Thin: 6-8" Apart

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media

01

grow

Lettuce does best in a loose, well-drained soil, with regular watering and adequate nitrogen. Whether your soil is heavy clay or a light sandy type, the incorporation of compost will often improve the growing conditions

02

soil

Prepare your planting bed by loosening the soil to at least 10 inches deep. Mix in an inch or so of good compost or well-rotted manure

03

Sowing

There are many different types and varieties of lettuce but with regard to sowing we either want one single head of lettuce or a bunch of plants for cut and come again production

Care

01

WATER

Lettuce has shallow roots, so plants need consistent watering. Check at least twice a week and water if the soil is dry down to 1 inch deep. Containers of lettuce need to be watered more frequently than garden beds, especially in the summer

02

life cycle

total life cycle for lettuce is 48 days from the seed to harvest. Germination takes place in the germination rooms under germination specific conditions

03

fertilizer

Feed lettuce plants every two weeks with a balanced water soluble or granular fertilizer, such as a 10-10-10 or a 5-5-5, diluted to half strength. Look for a fertilizer in which the three numbers separated by hyphens are equal or almost equal.

04

heat

Lettuce is a cold-hardy crop that loves temperatures on the cooler side and can tolerate shade. In early spring, lettuce grows faster if planted in full sun

05

HARVESTING

Harvest lettuce in the morning when full-size but young and tender. Check your garden everyday for ready-to-harvest leaves; mature lettuce gets bitter and woody and will go bad quickly.

Nutrients

01

NUTRITIONAL

Lettuce Mix contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, fiber, and phytonutrients (see Table 1).

02

MEDICINAL

All types of lettuce are good for you. As a vegetable, lettuce provides fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals for very, very few calories. With respect to vitamins, lettuce is a source of folate, a B vitamin needed to make and repair DNA in cells, and vitamin K, a nutrient linked to healthy bones.

  • Antioxidant. This popular salad plant is a great source of antioxidants. …
  • Fiber. It has a good amount of fiber which helps in preventing constipation. …
  • Calcium. Lettuce has certain amount of calcium which helps with. …
  • Potassium. …
  • Other vitamins and minerals. …
  • Water content. …
  • Iron.

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