Growing Salinas Lettuce Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: lactuca sativa
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Outdoors
- Days to Maturity: 70 – 80 days
- Hardiness Zone: 4 – 9
- Planting Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Moist, loose and cool.
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Diseases/pests/problems:Lettuce that is crowded while growing will have a bitter taste. Susceptible to aphids and slugs.
- Color: Light Green
- Flavor: Mildly sweet
Start by sowing the non-GMO seeds 1/4 inch in loose, cool, moist soil, with eighteen inches between seeds and twelve inches between rows. Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, as overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. Firm the soil lightly. While growing, keep the soil well watered. Harvest seventy to seventy nine days after planting.
Historical documents show that lettuce was being cultivated in Egypt 6,000 years ago.