When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 4 weeks before Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 4 weeks
When to Plant in Fall:
- Earliest Planting Date: 11 weeks before Average First Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 8 weeks before Average First Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
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Planting: Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep.
Ground Plot Planting: Plant in rows spaced 18” apart. Thin plants to stand at least 6” apart in the row. Packet will cover 160’ row.
Raised Bed Planting: Thin plants to stand at least 10 to 12” apart. Packet will cover 220 to 315 sq. ft.
Care: Lettuce needs a constant but moderate supply of water. Water deeply at least once per week. This is especially true in times of drought or little rainfall.
Harvesting: pick leaves as you need them to eat, leaving 5-6 leaves on the plant. You can also cut the full head.
Special instructions: plant lettuce near taller plants such as brussel sprouts, eggplants, and peppers. The taller plants help shade the lettuce in the hotter months and the lettuce in turn will help keep the soil moist and cool and shade out the weeds for the taller plants.
Germination Days: 5-8
Days to Maturity: 50 – 60
Preference: plenty of water, partial sun, well-draining soil