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Heirloom Container Lettuce

Jade Gem

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Heirloom Container Lettuce

Jade Gem

EXCLUSIVE - An heirloom gardener's favorite: 6-8 inch tall, fat little rosettes of juicy-sweet, wavy leaves that look like plump mini romain...
EXCLUSIVE - An heirloom gardener's favorite: 6-8 inch tall, fat little rosettes of juicy-sweet, wavy leaves that look like plump mini romaines. Fast to grow for long harvests of ready-to-eat salads.
Seed Count: Approx. 1800 / Weight: 1.5 gms
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START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In cool spring weather, start seeds in full sun. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. As seedlings begin to grow, it’s critical to thin out young plants to a final spacing of 6 to 8 inches apart so they have room to mature to large, leafy rosettes (extra seedlings will transplant easily to grow elsewhere). Container Growing: Plan on 5 to 7 full heads in a 16 to 18 inch pot or a 9 x 12 inch windowbox; 3 full heads in an 8-inch pot.

 

GROWING NOTES

Lettuce thrives in cool conditions. Carefully thin and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting, full heads. For a constant supply, make several sowings a few weeks apart until summer heat comes on. In hot weather, give lettuce some afternoon shade and check water daily. Feed with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Sow more seed in late summer for delicious fall harvests.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Use these little beauties in containers or as an edible garden accent or border. Or transplant seedlings around edges of a big pot holding a young tomato or pepper plant, then harvest when the bigger plants need the space. Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Harvest mature little heads when they are solid and well-filled out. Pull over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - May
September - May
Full sun
partial shade
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
50 - 55 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - May
September - May
Full sun
partial shade
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
50 - 55 days

Cold Winters

April - May

Mild Winters

September - May

Sun/Shade

Full sun
partial shade

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

50 - 55 days

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