Lettuce, Looseleaf Blend
Five favorites in one pack.
Five classic lettuce types and textures in a range of colors-Black-Seeded Simpson, Lolla Rossa, Green Ice, Buttercrunch and Mighty Red Oak. These lettuces are all as beautiful as they are delicious and make for delightful salads, rich in color, flavor and texture.
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Order: 1 Pkt. (1500 seeds)
Days To Maturity
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
2-4 weeks BLF
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 Maturity45-50 daysLeaf TextureMixedSunFull SunSpread6 inchesHeight9-15 inchesSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin8 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Lettuce, Looseleaf Blend is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 5 out of 5 by Bwright from VERY easy to grow I grew these in a raised bed the first season and in small pots on a hot, sunny deck last season. I could not have been lazier in my seed application--I sprinkled as I saw fit and mixed them lightly into the soil, then watered as needed. They grew beautifully in both areas and kept growing through the summer and into winter. A few freezes finally killed off the deck plants this season, but they lasted through November-ish, which was a pleasant surprise. The fall planted lettuce did not bolt at all, and was crisp and plentiful. The pots were literally overflowing with lettuce from Aug - Nov, and the lettuce grew back consistently as we snipped leaves.Date published: 2015-01-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Shellady from Love this packet I directly sowed in soil amended with my own compost in spring in a salad box. Came up beautifully. Even a baby Robin loved to use the lettuce to hide in! Beautiful colors and delightful flavors. Have started another crop in the same box (late Aug. - early Sept.) and the box is growing good. Will continue to plant in the spring.Date published: 2014-10-09Rated 5 out of 5 by irelamanda from Mass producer This grew very well, and come back each year. Very very pretty around our patio!Date published: 2014-08-29Rated 5 out of 5 by sunflowerlover from Great Product The taste was very good, and these plants were very easy to grow. I will definitely plant these again.Date published: 2014-02-16Rated 5 out of 5 by joeri from Very nice and easy to grow! This lettuce is very easy to grow and as this was my first time, I learned that I'm going to make a new bed next year for my lettuce :-D I do not agree with one of the statements made below, about how this is expensive lettuce.... I made two 6 feet rows, and I have enough to make at the least two more for fall! It's a lot of seeds, so don't pour the bag in quickly :-p I let my lettuce grow back a couple of times, so once it's out you can keep it going for about a month (at least that's how it was for me) by keeping it short.Date published: 2013-07-19Rated 4 out of 5 by Bruiser from Nice variety! This is my 2nd year growing this mix. I like being able to plant just a row, but getting a good variety. Will grow again next yearDate published: 2011-07-29Rated 1 out of 5 by gltrap54 from REAL Expensive Lettuce!!! Purchased a packet of Burpee's Looseleaf Blend lettuce (from Burpee) thinking I was getting enough seed to plant a nice sized row with seed left over.......... Imagine my surprise when I opened the packet (Net Wt 550 mg, or 500 seeds) to discover I had enough seed to plant a 10' row very sparingly! Had to drop everything to go purchase more seed locally. OBTW the seed I purchased was $1.49 for 3 grams versus Burpee"s 550mg for $3.25!! Learned a valuable lesson here!Date published: 2011-03-19Rated 4 out of 5 by 8bit from First time lettuce planter... I'm a beginner gardener, and I've never planted lettuce before, so I didn't know how to plant the seeds. I just spread the seeds out and put a nice layer of soil over them and that was it! They are growing quickly! The only problem is, I only have 2 types of lettuce growing, maybe a third type but I'm pretty sure there are only 2 types that have sprouted and have grown. Its still fun though! My rabbit also really enjoys eating some of it too!Date published: 2010-11-04