DESCRIPTION: Tried and true heirloom for cool spring soils, BSS gets salad on the table early and often. Tender texture, mild flavor. Fresh, spring-green color and curly leaf adds some sparkle and texture to salad-add a bronze, a deep green, and Merlot and you have a spring lettuce rainbow. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DAYS TO MATURITY: 45
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 2-15
WHEN TO PLANT: Cool-weather, early-spring, late summer, mild winter
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid, well-drained, and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. In hot climates, use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Pick outer leaves every 10 days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut ensure heads and plan on sowing every 2 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ C, W/Matures 6-12/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 8-9"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates winter cold