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Lettuce - Rubin - Lactuca sativa
Hardy Annual Heirloom. Strikingly colorful, loose-leaf lettuce with showy, frilled leaves of a deep maroon color. A perfect lettuce to enliven a spring salad.
Soil & Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, or sow seed directly as soon as soil can be worked. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In mild climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.
Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form, which signals the end of the harvest period. You can also harvest the entire plant when it's mature but still young and crisp.
Did You Know? Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A.
Soil Temperature: 40-65F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-12"
Days To Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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I have to plant red lettuce, only red, in my garden because the rabbits and turkeys don't see the color red. This lettuce doesn't bolt in our summer weather (85) and doesn't become bitter. I'm still harvesting from the same patch I planted in June (this is September now) as I just take the outer leaves and let the center grow, very easy to do with this lettuce. I would characterize it as a soft romaine. If our summer is warm, I use shade cloth.Review by Morgana (on 9/4/11)