Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce

SKU: LET008 $1.20

This is actually an old French heirloom lettuce that was used for winter growing for hundreds of years. In my 2013 geothermal greenhouse trial of 20 lettuce varieties, this lettuce came in second place, sprouting from seed in the first week of January -- you read that right -- during a very snowy, bitter cold week when the high temperature in the greenhouse was 34 degrees and the low was 28 degrees. (There is no artificial heat or electricity in my geothermal greenhouse). This lettuce does well outside in cold frames during the winter (down to minus-seven below zero in my garden), and also grows very well outside in the spring and fall. Beautiful, round green loose leaf heads. This is a dwarf size, and is also cut-and-come-again, meaning you can cut it at ground level and it will grow back several times. Annual. Free shipping on orders over $26 or add "U.S. Shipping" to cart for orders less than $26.


NUTRITION INFO: Tom Thumb Lettuce provides 130%DV (daily value) of Vitamin A, 6%DV Vitamin C, 5%DV potassium, 4%DV dietary fiber, 4%DV iron, and 2%DV calcium.


HOW TO GROW: Press soil onto soil as soon as the ground can ber worked in spring, or anytime in spring or autumn. Plant in shad for summer starting. Keeping moist until germination, which may take two weeks, or longer in early spring. Harvest the outer leaves for continual harvest, or the whole head. Plant seeds four inches apart. Some people might say this is too close together, but if you are harvesting for eating, this spacing is ideal. For winter growing, please follow the instructions in Backyard Winter Gardening by Caleb Warnock, available at Amazon.com.


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