Lettuce, Healing Hands Mix
Burpee BOOST—highly nutritious mix of greens.
Days To Maturity
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
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 Maturity28-42 daysLeaf TextureMixedSunFull SunSpread8-12 inchesHeight8-12 inchesSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin8 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Lettuce, Healing Hands Mix is rated out of 5 by 12.Rated 5 out of 5 by Dennie from Love This I bought these last year and it was excellent. Because the seeds are pellets they require extra watering to germinate. It makes a beautiful and nutritious salad!Date published: 2016-02-02Rated 5 out of 5 by preachermom from YUM! Will buy again. I had 17 out of 20 of these sprout, some started indoors, some out doors. What a fabulous addition to my usual Romaine salad! I will be buying these again!Date published: 2015-10-18Rated 5 out of 5 by LeoJen from I haven't had much luck with salad greens in the past. This looked so tasty and seemed so easy, Early spring I gave it a try, and I sowed inside and outside on the same day.. My inside plants germinated very well, flourished, then withered away to nothing about two weeks after germination. The 1st crop sown outdoors germinated at a slower rate, but did very well, and flourished in a raised bed, in a 3x1 row..3 weeks later, I then successively sowed a 2nd crop, in 3x1 planters, two of them. Then a 3rd crop, in the pepper pots, under the shady leaves, again, 3 weeks later.. Weekly hair cuts have given me a steady crop for months. It's very tasty, every one who has tried it has liked it. All crops have been planted/kept in the more shaded areas of the garden, or under/near bigger plants for sun screen, and water as needed. I'm ordering again for a fall crop, and then again for next year.Date published: 2015-08-10Rated 5 out of 5 by BillTMcD from Loved it I planted these in early spring in a very large container. Had excellent results. Loved the salads I made with this and my guest were impressed as well. I will buy again for the 2013 season!Date published: 2012-11-26Rated 2 out of 5 by Chef from Lettuce healing Hands Had to order twice---2nd time I sowed in container. That was a month agoI have all varities germinate,but the leaves are about 1 1/2 '' tall and at this rate, I won't have lettuce until Oct!! Have watered AND fed diligently!Date published: 2012-07-17Rated 1 out of 5 by Seasaidh from Low Germination I have attempted to grow these twice. The first time there was no germination what so ever. I started over and only a few sprouts came up. I like the idea of a pelleted mix but I can't eat what will not grow. Disappointed in these.Date published: 2012-06-25Rated 1 out of 5 by Vieuxblue from No germination Unfortunately, none of the "pellets" germinated in the large pot in which they were planted. Lettuce seeds I had planted earlier there had germinated reasonably well, so I am at a loss to explain the cause of the failure. Perhaps a squirrel had made off with them all? If so, he covered up his theft well.Date published: 2012-05-22Rated 4 out of 5 by ninny13 from Great salada all summer I planted this collection in a half-barrell last spring. It was very easy to use the pellets, the lettuce grew very well all summer, and it was very low maintenance. In fact, I recall still being able to harvest enough for a salad in October! I'm about to order it again - great choice for those of us who need to use containers due to rabbit issues.Date published: 2012-03-12