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Wild Garden Lettuce Mix Organic

Wild Garden Lettuce Mix Organic


30-50 days, 40-75 fall sown. Instant lettuce diversity for cut salads or fresh market sales. This mix is a vast assortment of literally dozens of varieties, including selections of lettuce that remain unnamed and not available anywhere else other than in this unique mix. If you discover a certain selection that you are especially fond of, let a few plants go to seed, and save your own. Bred by Frank Morton, Gathering Together Farm.

Winter Growing Information

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT432/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $5.95
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
One gram will sow 15 row feet.
1/8″See Below40-75°F2-1510-16″

Lactuca sativa One of our specialties, we offer an extensive, diverse selection of lettuce varieties. Plant a mixture of types for a blend of flavors, textures, and colors to supply the family with nutritious, tasty, and beautiful, fresh salad greens all year-round.

CULTURE: Most lettuces are hardy, cool-season crops that can be planted as early as the soil can be worked. Many do best when the air temperature is between 60-70°F, and will germinate well at soil temperatures as low as 40°F. Choose heat tolerant varieties for summer plantings. Lettuce can be sown either directly into the garden or started indoors and transplanted. With succession plantings every 3 weeks, you can enjoy fresh salads all season. A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months.
TO DIRECT SOW: Sow seed 1 inch apart, in rows 16-18 inches apart. Cover seeds lightly and firm gently. As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types 10-14 inches apart and icebergs, butterheads, and romaines 12-16 inches apart.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Sow 3-4 seeds per inch in sterile seedling mix 3 weeks prior to planting out. Transplant individual plants into pots or cell trays 2 weeks after sowing. Before planting outside, harden off for 2-3 days by reducing water and placing outdoors in a sheltered location. Leafy green vegetables require a moderately fertile soil. One cup of our complete fertilizer per 10 row feet will provide adequate nutrition.
INSECTS/PESTS: Most lettuce grows quickly, so pests aren't a problem. Aphids can be washed off with a strong spray of water, and slugs can be controlled with diatomaceous earth, slug baits, or traps.
HARVEST: During the warmer seasons, lettuce remains in prime eating condition for about 3 weeks. While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become tough and bitter as they begin to bolt. We've found that rinsing lettuce under warm tap water can help reduce bitterness.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding. Usual seed life: 3 years.

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
LD | Lettuce Drop
LMV* | Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Nr* | Lettuce Aphid
PM | Powdery Mildew
Rs | Corky Root
TBSV | Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex)
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Wide Variety of Tasty Lettuces
Feb 26, 2015  |  By Anne
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This lettuce mix is a must-have for every garden. I've grown about two dozen different types of lettuce so far - everything from deep reds, to speckled, to light green, crisp, delicate, ruffled, loose leaf, butterhead, crisphead and romaine. Literally everything is in this packet. This is the best way to get a huge variety of lettuce in your garden without purchasing two dozen different types of seeds. I indoor sow a couple dozen seeds every two weeks then transplant into the garden (raised bed with a netted frame to keep out the critters). Germination is at least 90% and almost every transplanted seedling has grown into a beautiful head of tasty lettuce. They've thrived in spite of my lackluster gardening skills. Every time the weather drops into the 40s and 50s, they explode with growth, especially when its overcast and damp. I've grown some in 8" pots, but they definitely grow faster and fuller in a larger pot or in the ground. I've been eating gourmet salads every day for months at a fraction of the cost of buying lettuce at the grocery store, and this lettuce tastes so much better, too. I suspect the Texas summer will prove too much for these, so I'm enjoying them while I can. Note: garden grown lettuce doesn't last long after it's harvested, even if you refrigerate it in plastic bag with a damp towel. At best, you'll get 6-8 hours before the outer leaves start to wilt. Don't harvest until you're ready to eat.
Sweet and Successful!
Jul 7, 2012  |  By Missy
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I ordered this in January for a March planting. I'm about to order it again, to grow through the winter in my hoophouse! The seed germinated well and thrived through frost, its little leaves covered with ice. I finally pulled it in mid-July, after it survived a few bouts of 100-degree weather. No bitterness, no toughness. We trimmed off the outer leaves and kept the inner ones growing. 1/3 of a pack of seed provided us with over $160 worth of lettuce, compared to the local price of "organic mixed greens."