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Red Leaf/ Lollo Rossa Lettuce Seeds (Non GMO, Heirloom)


9 months ago by oishi.bunnies








15 seeds per pack All seeds will come in a resealable plastic zip lock bag. If stored properly, your seeds can last for years! All seed packs contain fresh, 100% true named seeds - there are no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Successful germination and growth largely depends on growing conditions provided and care given, do not give a bad feedback if your seeds did not sprout or grow well. Free items are strictly complimentary and random. Botanical name: Lactuca sativa Color: green to red/pink Germination: 85% or better Soil pH: Acidic Foliage: Herbaceous Sunlight: Partial Shade Watering: Heavy Soil Type: Loam Early maturing variety. Generates a loose rosette (diameter of 15 - 20 cm), with delicate, pleated, decorative leaves (reddish-pink or green and red). The leaves contain a complex of vitamins, minerals, and iodine. Variety has a great taste, is relatively resistant to disease. Use fresh. Sowing: Sow indoors: Anytime of year for Babyleaf and 4 weeks before transplanting outside. Sow outdoors: When soil can be worked in the spring Spacing in beds : Leaf lettuce for continuous harvest: 1.3cm (½") in bands. Sow at a seed depth of 6-13mm (¼-½") Seed will germinate in 7-14 days. The perfect temperature for germination is 4 to 16°C (40-60°F) germination rates decline above 20°C (68°F) Sow seeds in short rows about 30cm (12”) apart. To do this, make a shallow trench with a cane about 1.5cm (1/2”) deep. Tip a small amount of seed into your hand, take a pinch and spread thinly along the trench. Cover with soil, label and water. If birds are a problem in your garden, spread netting to prevent them eating the seed. When the seedlings are about 2cm (1”) tall, thin them out to give them space to grow, 15-20cm (6-8”) Aftercare: Keep soil just moist. This is particularly important when the lettuces are one or two weeks away from harvesting, as dry soil now will cause the plants to put their energy into producing flowers. Harvesting: Harvest as soon as they are big enough for the salad bowl. The harvest is over when a central stem starts to form. This is the signal that the plant is getting ready to bolt, then the leaves will be bitter. Rotation considerations: Avoid following radicchio, endive, escarole or artichoke. Good Companions: Everything, but especially carrot, garlic, onion, and radish.

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