Lettuce


Common Name: Lettuce 

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa

USDA Hardiness Zones: N/A (grown as an annual)

Approximate number of seeds per gram (ounce) : 525 (15,000)

Sun: full sun or shade (once weather is warmer)

Water: keep soil moderately moist during germination

Soil: sow at 1/16 inch in well-drained, but moist soil which is rich in organic matter

Temperature: 20 to 22 degrees Celsius (68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit)

Spacing: 10 to 12 inch spacing in rows 18 to 24 inches apart

Germination Time: 5 to 7 days


Lettuce can withstand cold well and can be sown once ground temperatures  above freezing.  If starting indoors, sow in peat pots to avoid disturbing the roots when transplanting outdoors.  Lettuce does not withstand heat well and soil should remain moist.


Lettuce

 

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