Is our own choice mixture of different lettuces to get variation without having to buy several envelopes of seeds. We have made a mixture of early perpetual lettuces to later heads in colours from clear light-green over dark "“green to red with a splash of endive, rucola and mache"™ lettuce. Sow the seeds thinly and begin to pick leaves and seedlings early to finally get those left over, a mutual space of 15-20 cm.A portion contains about 400 seeds.
|Botanic family:||The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: March–May/Direct sow: May–August|
|Sowing depth:||0,5 cm|
|Germination time:||5–8 days|
|Plant spacing:||15–30 cm|
|Row spacing:||35–50 cm|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow thinly about 0.5 cm deep! The seeds need light and a temperature below 18oC to germinate. A higher temperature causes late and bad germination. Lettuce can be forced very early in a green-house (soil temperature at least 5°C) or sown indoors and in hotbeds 3-5 weeks before handle several degrees of frost. Direct sowing can take place as soon as the soil is ready. Water the row before sowing if the soil is dry. That lowers the temperature some when sowing in high summer. To get a supply of lettuce all through summer and autumn, sow successively or several kinds of different growth times! Autumn sowing for wintering could succeed.
SpacingThin out/harvest early! Head lettuce need a mutual space of 20-30 cm to be able to form the heads, 35-50 cm between the rows.
HarvestHarvest baby leaves and young plants early, to make room for later head lettuces to harvest later.
Seed700-1100 seeds/g, a normal portion sows 5-10 m outdoors or yields 100-250 seedlings for setting and 5 g for 100 m if sowing directly and 20 g yield seedlings for 1000 m2. 50-100 g sows 1000 m2 directly.
A portion contains about 400 seeds.