Lettuce, Bibb, Summer (Lactuca sativa) - 500 Seeds
Bibb Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) - 500 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•45 Days to Maturity
•USDA Zones: 3-9
One of the most popular salad lettuces, this heirloom variety is one of the best buttercrunch varieties you'll find. Bibb Lettuce produces abundant yields of crisp and delicious lettuce that is amazing in a salad, used as a lettuce wrap or on the grill. Developed by Cornell University more than 60 years ago, it has quickly become a favorite because unlike most lettuce varieties that need cooler temperatures, Summer Bibb lettuce can be grown in in cooler temperatures as well as in warmer climates and even in the summer!
Buttercrunch lettuce can be sowed directly into the garden, or started indoors.
EARLY HARVEST: Start indoors several weeks before the last frost and transplant the seedlings to the garden after the last frost threat. You can also direct sow into the garden after the last frost. For indoor starts, sow a few seeds in each cell of a seed tray. Cover very lightly with a fine starter soil. Keep soil moist during the germination period. Fast sprouting seedlings should emerge in about 5-10 days. For direct sowing, start by sowing the seeds 1/8 inch in soil, one inch apart, in rows twelve to eighteen inches apart. 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 between 45 days after planting, and before flowers appear, to ensure the lettuce doesn't become too mature.
FALL HARVEST: For your fall crop, an indoor start is best. Lettuce seeds do not germinate well in the hot soil of mid-summer. Follow the above mentioned indoor instructions.
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