Lettuce Seeds - Gourmet Mix
- Seed Count: 1000 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 45-60 days from planting
- Plant Type: Leafy vegetables, mixed varieties
- Growth Habit: Rosette-forming, upright leaves
- Sun Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil
- Ideal for: Salads, sandwiches, garnishes
- Features: Diverse leaf shapes and colors
History Lettuce Mixed Greens - Gourmet Mix is a carefully curated blend of lettuce varieties, each with its own unique history. Lettuce has been cultivated for centuries, with roots tracing back to ancient Egypt and Greece. This gourmet mix combines the heritage and characteristics of several varieties, creating a vibrant tapestry of textures and flavors. These varieties have been selected for their complementary growth patterns and visual appeal, offering a diverse range of leaf shapes and colors.
Uses The Gourmet Mix is a culinary delight, offering a variety of textures and flavors ranging from buttery to slightly bitter. These greens are perfect for creating visually stunning and delicious salads, adding layers of flavor to sandwiches, or serving as a fresh garnish. The mix may include varieties like Romaine, Oakleaf, Lollo Rosso, and Butterhead, each bringing its unique taste and texture to the table.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions Lettuce in the Gourmet Mix thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. Sow the seeds thinly, about 1/4 inch deep, in rows or scattered in a bed. The mix allows for a continuous harvest, as you can pick individual leaves as needed while allowing the plants to continue growing. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Lettuce prefers cooler temperatures, so it's ideal to plant in spring and fall. The mixed varieties mature at different rates, providing a prolonged harvest period.