Lettuce 'Green Leaf' Jumbo Traypack

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This is another mystery variety of lettuce, though it is a leaf lettuce and green with slight ruffles so could be Black Seeded Simpson, a very reliable, fast growing green leaf lettuce. Regardless of the variety, here are some basic rules of thumb.

First, lettuces are all frost tolerant, so as soon as the soil is workable and at least 40 degrees, put these starts out, either straight into the ground or into container planters, even hanging baskets. The hotter it gets, the more likely your lettuce will bolt/flower, and there goes all that great flavor. Second, we recommend giving every plant a head start with some of our dry organic fertilizer, Root Power. Mix it into the soil, pop in the start, and it's good to go. Finally, keep these lovely greens watered because let's face it, lettuce is a very juicy vegetable, and sitting out in the sun all day is a very drying proposition.

Lettuce is one of those veggies that can be harvested pretty quickly. If you enjoy baby greens, start picking outer leaves when they're about 2 - 4 inches tall, but leave at least half the leaves for continued growth. If you harvest a whole head of lettuce, cut it about 2 inches above the ground and it will regrow.   

Common Name: Green leaf lettuce
Culinary Uses: Salads, wraps, soups
Harvest Time: Matures a 45 - 48 days. Otherwise, harvest individual outer leaves as needed, leaving at least half the leaves for continuing growth.
Mature Size: 10" - 12" tall and wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant annual
Light: Sun to partial sun
Structure: Mounding
Photos: Real images, not stock photos
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