Lettuce Mesclun 'Gourmet Baby Greens' Seed Pack

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If you're new to vegetable gardening or an old hand, this packet of mixed lettuces may be a fun and educational addition to your plot or containers. The one butterhead variety, 'Buttercrunch,' is a small compact lettuce while Red Oakleaf can grow to 14" tall and across if you let it. Meant to be harvested as  baby greens when plants are two to four inches tall, you'll still be able to determine what grows well in your garden and more importantly, what varieties you prefer. Lettuce is as close as you can get to "immediate gratification," as you can usually begin harvesting baby greens within a month of planting. 

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Mature Size: Varies by variety, from compact to 14" tall and wide
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant annual
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F.
When to Start Inside: Transplanting is not recommended
Special Germination Instructions: Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5 - 14 days
Seed Depth: Surface to 1/8"
Seed Spacing: Broadcast about 1/2" apart
Row Spacing: Broadcast about 1/2" apart
Thinning: Not necessary for baby greens
Maturity Date: Ready to harvest when they have true leaves, at 2"–4".
When to Harvest: Ready to harvest when they have true leaves, at 2"–4".
Additional Info: Harvest by cutting just above soil line or leave 1/2" leafy growth for regrowth (up to 3 times)
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