Lettuce, Baby Leaf Blend
4 tasty gourmet baby lettuces.
Days To Maturity null
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Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
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Fall, Spring, Summer
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2-4 weeks BLF
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How to Sow
- Sow lettuce seeds in average soil in full sun in early spring for first crop. Sow in late summer for fall crop.
- Sow every two weeks to extend harvests.
- In late summer, sow in a protected are that stays below 75 degrees F.
- Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
- Folow the spacing recommended on the seed packet for specific varieties.
- Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
- Seedlings emerge in 7-10 days.
How to Grow
- Thin to stand 8 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.
- Keep lettuce plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth.
- Lettuce is shallow-rooted, so avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
- Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce plants must be watered deeply at least once a week and more frequent during periods of drought.
- Mulch your home garden with a layer of compost or clean straw to help the soil retain moisture.
Harvest and Preserving Tips
- For the best quality, pick lettuce early rather than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long may be bitter and tough.
- Try to harvest in the morning when the leaves are crisp, sweet, and full of moisture.
- Harvest looseleaf types anytime the leaves are large enough to use.
- Harvest butterhead types when they have formed heads and the leaves are a good size.
- Cut the heads below the crown.
- On leaf types, you can just pick a few leaves at a time, if you like.
- Store for 5-7 days in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Many gardeners wrap leaves in moist paper towels.
- Lettuce is a classic ingredient in salads. It adds crispness to sandwiches and can be used as a garnish, braised, or added to soups. Many of the looseleaf cultivars are also decorative in the garden.
Days To Maturity28-35 daysSunFull SunSpread4-5 inchesHeight4-5 inchesSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowPlanting TimeFall, Spring, SummerSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin4 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Lettuce, Baby Leaf Blend is rated out of 5 by 4.Rated 5 out of 5 by irelamanda from Tastes great This gee without any flaws and is very decorative in salads. It also produces very quickly once a few leaves are picked!Date published: 2014-08-29Rated 3 out of 5 by veggievirgin from Baby is the key word I had mixed success with this lettuce. The seeds I planted later in the spring came up, so I wouldn't plant too early. The plants were very small, but the leaves were delicious!Date published: 2013-12-25Rated 2 out of 5 by nugrdnnut from Not my bowl of lettuce. This is the first year of growing lettuce. We have the baby leaf mix planted and the red varieties are too bitter. Some may like it, but i prefer a sweeter taste. We have other lettuce planted and it is yummy. I also have buttercrisp seeds that I will sow in the fall and will report.Date published: 2013-05-19Rated 5 out of 5 by BurpeeGardenExpert from Fast-maturing, deliciously colorful Who doesn’t love a lettuce mix? The colors and textures of this baby leaf mix were edible in just 28 days, making a great bed for tuna and chicken salad or a succulent side salad with dinner.Date published: 2011-02-03