Lettuce Butterhead Tom Thumb HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Butterhead Tom Thumb HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #0026

50 days. This 4" - 5" English heirloom, gourmet variety is the perfect lettuce for window boxes or indoor containers, and makes a cute border plant. Mild tasting leaves are soft, buttery and consistently sweet.

This packet sows sixteen 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 5"

Row Spacing:
8"

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


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. USDA zone 8 or warmer: also sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before last frost and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm outside to germinate lettuce seed

Harvesting: Harvest as soon as possible after head forms; cut off at 2" above ground level; new leaves will grow from the center. Individual leaves can also be picked before a head forms for a continual supply. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.

Artist: Donna Clement



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