Brentwood Organic Greens
This bright red Tango-type is a perfect complement to EZtron. Striking contrast between Brentwood's red tips and bright green heart. Wonderfully soft texture and finely rippled leaf edges. Simplify and speed up baby leaf production with our One-Cut Lettuce! These Organic varieties combine all the benefits of growing head lettuce into baby leaf growing. Once the heads have reached maturity, a single cut produces a mass of beautiful, deeply textured leaves. The increased weight improves yield and the leaves hold up much longer after harvest than traditional baby leaf varieties. Pelleted seed. Approx. 50 pellets/pkg.
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Direct seed in early spring. Sow thickly in wide rows or in beds. Cover lightly (about 1⁄4 inch deep). Plant every one to two weeks to insure a constant harvest.
Choose an area with full sun to partial shade and soil pH of 6.2-6.8. Lettuce is a heavy feeder and prefers a rich, well cultivated soil with good drainage. Some success can be expected even in poor soils using the loose-leaf types. Add plenty of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting. Benefits from regular feedings with a nitrogen rich fertilizer. Mulching is useful to keep soil cool and reduce weeds.
Harvest when plants are 3-4 inches tall. Simply cut off the leaves above the soil. Under proper conditions the lettuce will regrow and provide a second harvest.
Pests and Diseases:
Protect mesclun mixes from flea beetles by using row covers. Slugs can cause problems with lettuce and can be controlled with slug bait.
Most vegetables, carrot, garlic, onion and radish make the best companions.