Harvest Cut lettuce holds best when harvested in the morning and cooled rapidly. Plant Spacing Babyleaf — continuous band. Keep in mind, that's a Mediterranean winter, but a tunnel can create an Italian winter almost anywhere these days. University of Rhode Island Landscape and Horticulture Program, Kingston. A brilliant green heading winter lettuce, September sown for continuous picking or full head harvest April through May.
Horticulture and Home Pest News. Lettuce will not head unless thinned frequently and ruthlessly to final distance of 1'. Days to Maturity: 54 Planting Instructions: Plant spring through early fall. Lactuca sativa Disease Resistance: Downy Mildew, Tip Burn, Lettuce Drop, White Mold, Sclerotinia, Bottom Rot Asteraceae Lactuca sativa Slugs and snails In cool humid climates there may be 200 slugs on every square yard of your garden. Cool weather is best for these, but if grown correctly and in ideal conditions, this lettuce can be grown all season long even through the heat of summer. Sowing Direct seed or transplant in early spring, as soon as you can work the soil. The dust produced during cleaning causes irritation to the lungs and eyes.
Held for a long time without bolting. When completely dry, shake the flower stems in the bag. Germination Seeds will sprout in 7-10 days. Description Quickly maturing red heads with bright green hearts that are sweet, mild, and smooth. Start transplants 3-4 weeks before setting out. Find out more about cookies by reading our updated , which contains further information about the cookies and other technologies we use and information about how to disable them. I think you'll enjoy it that way too.
A green German butterhead, said to be dependable year-round with moderate winter protection. Fertilizing can be helpful to promote faster growth, especially a fish emulsion type that is not high in nitrogen that can cause greens to become bitter. From a cross between Blushed Butter Oak and Deer Tongue, this variety captures some of the best taste and texture qualities of. Timing Direct sow in the early spring and in the fall, or start transplants 2 or 3 weeks before hand to get an early start. It works best in the greenhouse, where predators are usually absent.
Butterhead varieties can be harvested by removing outer leaves or by harvesting the entire head. Harden seedlings by reducing water and temperature for 3 days before transplanting. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York. Price is for seed packets. Romaine lettuce is generally more heat tolerant than other lettuce varieties, and forms tall, upright heads of firm, ribbed leaves. Category: Annuals Vegetables Height: 6-12 in.
Outer leaves are medium-green in color while inner leaves are greenish-white. It is also poisonous to Ground Beetles a main predator and mammals, so must be used with caution poisoned slugs may poison slug predators. If seed stalks appear, pick the lettuce immediately and store in the refrigerator to prevent bitterness. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-85°. Butterhead lettuce forms tight heads of soft, tender leaves. Lettuce is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers well-drained, cool, loose soil with plentiful moisture and pH 6. This lettuce type is generally intolerant of hot summer conditions, and water or nutritional stress at any time of growth tends to result in premature bolting and poor growth.
These five groups are 1 Crisphead or Iceberg, 2 Summer Crisp, French Crisp or Batavian, 3 Butterhead, Boston or Bibb 4 Romaine or Cos and 5 Looseleaf, Leaf, Cutting or Bunching. Looseleaf, butterhead and romaine types can typically be harvested as baby greens, while iceberg lettuce is not suitable as baby greens. The loose heads of pale green leaves with their gentle red blush are beautiful in the garden and in salads. Lime to at least 6. Chickens like them as well, but do more damage to crops. Romaine-type lettuces are 8 — 10 inches tall, upright in form, with long tightly folded leaves that are spoon shaped with thick midribs. When it is dry place it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or wrap in paper towels and place in a bowl in the refrigerator.
The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them. Texture is crisp and butter. Space other varieties 6 to 10 inches apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Partial shade, or a location that receives primarily eastward exposure may be helpful if growing in summer. They may move at a snails pace, but they are surprisingly mobile some can walk a mile in a few days and more can simply come to where there is food.