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Wild Garden Lettuce Mix Organic

Wild Garden Lettuce Mix Organic

LT432

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.

Winter Growing Information

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 800 seeds per gram.
  • LT432/M
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $5.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
40-80°F2-151/8"10-16"1"16-18"80%3 years≈ 800Low


Lactuca sativa

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat tolerant varieties for summer
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• 1 gram of seed will sow 30 row feet
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types to 10-14 inches apart; icebergs, butterheads, and romaines to 12-16 inches apart

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
Common pests: Aphids and slugs
Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin or Azatrol; baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

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.

KEY TO LETTUCE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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."