Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce Seeds

This packet sows up to 100 feet.
Availability: In Stock
This 3"–4" heirloom from the mid-1900s is the perfect lettuce for window boxes or containers, and makes a cute border plant. Mild tasting leaves are soft, buttery, and consistently sweet. Bolt resistant and heat tolerant.
$1.79 1 gram

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 40–50 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 3"–4" wide

Variety Information: Light green, soft, slightly crumpled leaves in a loose head.

Attributes: Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 8"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 5"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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