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Lettuce, Bibb Blend

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Dress up your salad.

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An attractive blend of our red-blushed and green bibb lettuces. A wonderful salad mix.
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$3.95
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Days To Maturity

60-75 days

Leaf Texture

Smooth

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

6 inches

Height

9-15 inches

Sow Method

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Planting Time

Fall, Spring

Sow Time

2-4 weeks BLF

Thin

8 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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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 Maturity
    60-75 days
    Leaf Texture
    Smooth
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    6 inches
    Height
    9-15 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Sow Time
    2-4 weeks BLF
    Thin
    8 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Lettuce, Bibb Blend is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Lettuce It's nice to have a lettuce mix without buying 1,500 seeds of each variety. For a family of 4 salad eaters, recommend planting 12 seeds every 2 weeks for a constant flow of fresh product. We live in Maine and started indoors mid February and were eating fresh greens 10 weeks later. Seed success rate is high and it's nice to have a surprise about what type of lettuce will be produced. We're very cost & space conscious about our growing space and materials and you can literally grow this lettuce in large window sills in cut down gallon mild cartons or large plastic coffee containers. This is a great planting project to get your little ones to eat greens early in life. It's easy and fun for toddlers to teens to grow and harvest. We'll continue planting outdoors now that the weather permits throughout spring & summer.
    Date published: 2009-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the lettuce...so did the bunnies The seeds started easily indoors and I transplanted them in early April. They acclimated well. But the bunnies did a number on them since they were the only thing in the garden at the time. The plants that I saved grew beautifully. However a few days before I wanted to harvest in early June, I made the mistake of an evening watering and that brought the slugs out. They desimated 1/2 a head in one night. What I did eat tasted wonderful and provided really nice sized heads. Next year I'll double what I put in the ground so I make sure I enjoy it instead of the critters.
    Date published: 2008-08-14
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