An Overview of Hybrid Loose Leaf Lettuce
The lettuce plant belongs to the Asteraceae family, which includes daisies. Most of the time, it is grown as a leafy vegetable, but sometimes it is also grown for its stems and seeds. The most common way to use lettuce is to make salads, but you can also use it to make soups, sandwiches and wraps; you can also grill it.
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- Commonly known as loose-leaf lettuce and characterized by its loosely bunched leaves
- Salads are usually made with loose leaf lettuce
- As well as being used for sandwiches and burgers, this type forms long, upright heads
- A special type of salad, caesar is made from this lettuce
Benefits of Hybrid Loose Leaf Lettuce Seeds
You can get vitamin K from lettuce, which strengthens your bones. By consuming enough vitamin K, bone fractures can also be reduced. Water makes up the majority of raw lettuce. Therefore, lettuce keeps you hydrated.
How to sow and care for Hybrid Loose Leaf Lettuce Seeds
Sprouting seeds four weeks before the last frost and transplanting them outside in mid-to-late spring is early. Prepare seedbeds the previous fall by working manure or compost into the soil and raking smooth. Sow seeds at a very shallow depth by covering them with a growing medium. Seeds need light to germinate. Plant seeds one centimetre deep, an inch apart, fifteen inches apart. Remove leaves after 4-5 true ones have appeared and prune back to 12 inches. As an alternative to a row of seeds, loose-leaf seeds can also be broadcast lightly in a patch.
Plant seedlings at a lower temperature and with less water three days before transplanting. The rows should be spaced 18 inches apart, and transplants should be spaced 12 inches apart. High temperatures, moisture, and stress, especially at night, promote bolting. Plant varieties that resist bolting. Plant your plants in areas that will be partially shaded by taller nearby plants, latticework, or other screens. Leaf lettuce has shallow roots. Keep the soil moist to prevent plants from withering. Mulch to help retain moisture. It is possible to promote faster growth through fertilizing, mainly if the fish emulsion does not contain high levels of nitrogen, which can cause the greens to taste bitter. Keep the plants moist with consistent watering.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product Type: Loose Leaf Lettuce Seed
- USDA Zone: 6-8
- Feature: Moist Resistant
- Soil: Well Drained, Moist
- Harvest Time: 45 days
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Tribe: Cichorieae
- Genus: Lactuca
- Species: L. Sativa
- Uses: Salad, Sandwiches, etc
- The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
- Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
⦿ Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
⦿ Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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