Organic Buttercrunch Lettuce Selfie Seeds

Organic Buttercrunch Lettuce Selfie Seeds


  • Product Code: BLETUS
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  • $5.00
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These seeds were hand cultivated from a buttercrunch lettuce plant we consume and Selfie Seed every year. They are non-GMO and grown using Jobe's 4-4-4 Blend.

Below, we've included some essential care tips to help you nurture your lettuce plants to their full potential.

1. Location and Soil: Choose a location with partial shade or filtered sunlight for planting Buttercrunch lettuce. The soil should be well-draining, fertile, and loamy with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. Incorporate organic compost into the soil to improve nutrient content and water retention.

2. Planting Buttercrunch Lettuce Seeds: Sow Buttercrunch lettuce seeds directly in the garden or in containers. Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and cover lightly with soil. Space the seeds or seedlings approximately 6 to 8 inches apart to allow room for proper growth.

3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Lettuce prefers regular watering, especially during dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of foliar diseases; instead, water at the base of the plants.

4. Temperature and Climate: Buttercrunch lettuce thrives in cool weather. Plant the seeds in early spring or late summer when temperatures are between 45°F to 75°F (7°C to 24°C). Provide some shade during hot summer months to prevent the lettuce from bolting (prematurely flowering).

5. Fertilization and NPK: Lettuce is a light feeder, and heavy fertilization is not recommended. However, before planting, you can add a balanced organic fertilizer with an NPK ratio of around 5-10-10 or 5-5-5 to provide essential nutrients. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers, as they may result in increased leaf growth but can compromise flavor.

6. Thinning and Harvesting: Thin out young lettuce seedlings when they have developed a few leaves, leaving the strongest ones spaced appropriately. Harvest Buttercrunch lettuce by picking the outer leaves when they reach the desired size, usually around 4 to 6 inches long. Alternatively, you can harvest the entire head by cutting it just above the soil level.

7. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common lettuce pests such as aphids and slugs. Use natural pest control methods or introduce beneficial insects to manage pest populations. Practice crop rotation and avoid planting lettuce in the same spot year after year to minimize disease issues.

8. Succession Planting: To ensure a continuous harvest, consider succession planting lettuce seeds every 2 to 3 weeks. This staggered planting approach will provide you with fresh lettuce leaves throughout the growing season.

9. Companion Planting: Lettuce grows well with companion plants like radishes, carrots, and herbs. These companion plants can help deter pests and create a harmonious environment in the garden.

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