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Beautiful green Italian lettuce plants can be yours! Have home grown salad all year when planted in a cold frame or indoors, or have a seasonal treat when planted outside.
You get 300 seeds to start your own delicious salad garden. These seeds are a great gift for homesteaders, farmers, or even urban gardeners.
Lettuce is also a great starter plant to get your kids gardening. They can pick the leaves as they grow and get almost instant gratification, creating a lifelong love of gardening!
Italian lettuces come in many shapes, sizes, and textures and they can be harvested even when just seedlings!
Lettuce prefers fertile soil with a high nitrogen content and needs a regular supply of moisture.
Lettuce does well when grown in seed starters for 4 to 6 weeks and then transplanted. This helps with weed management, since your seedlings will be less fragile at 4 to 6 weeks, and it means your can decide the best time to plant.
Lettuce doesn’t germinate very well in temperatures above 80-85 degrees fahrenheit.
Few insects bother lettuce, but rabbits, wire worm, and aphids can be a problem. A search online can help you find easy and organic ways to deal with these pests.
The best time to harvest your lettuce is either in the morning or the evening. Immediately rinse and put into a plastic bag in the fridge to preserve for longer.
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