Lettuce Butterhead Tom Thumb HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Butterhead Tom Thumb HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #0026

50 days. This 4"–5" English heirloom 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. Bolt resistant and heat tolerant.

This packet sows fifteen 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 5"

Row Spacing:

When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 5"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperature is 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. If using winter row covers, you can extend your season 2 to 4 weeks after first fall frost. In USDA zone 8 or warmer, also sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperature is too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed. In summer’s heat, grow in the afternoon shade of other crops.

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.

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