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Sweetie Baby Romaine

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Container Lettuce

Sweetie Baby Romaine

EXCLUSIVE - Sweetie Baby is a brand new baby romaine bred to be compact, juicy and delicious. The pretty green leaves grow in perfect 6 to 8...
EXCLUSIVE - Sweetie Baby is a brand new baby romaine bred to be compact, juicy and delicious. The pretty green leaves grow in perfect 6 to 8 inch tall vase-shaped heads that are heavy for their size with a wonderful sweet flavor and crisp, crunchy texture. In the garden, Sweetie Baby lettuce is long-lasting, slow to bolt and heat tolerant. This handsome and appetizing little romaine is ideal for growing in containers or small space gardens. Perfect for individual salads or for sandwiches.
Seed Count: Approx. 550 / Weight: 0.5 gms
$ 2.79

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 mix. After the seedlings germinate and begin to grow, it’s important to thin the young plants so they have room to mature into heads. Thin seedlings when a few inches tall to a final spacing of 5 inches apart so they have room to mature to full heads (extra seedlings will transplant easily to grow elsewhere). Plan on 7 to 10 full heads in a 16 to 18 inch pot or a 9 x 12 inch windowbox. Plan on 3 full heads in an 8-inch pot.

 

GROWING NOTES

Lettuce thrives in cool conditions. Be sure to thin properly and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting, full heads. For a constant supply, make several sowings a few weeks apart until summer weather turns hot. Plant again in late summer for fall harvest. In hot weather, give lettuce some afternoon shade and check water daily. Feed with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Try setting seedlings around the edges of a big pot holding a young tomato or pepper plant. Harvest the lettuce as the bigger plant grows to need the space.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Savor young lettuce thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled. Pull over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather, as leaves turn bitter at this stage.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
February - September
Full sun
part shade
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
50 - 67 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
February - September
Full sun
part shade
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
50 - 67 days

Cold Winters

April - June

Mild Winters

February - September

Sun/Shade

Full sun
part shade

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

50 - 67 days

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