Lettuce Grand Rapids - Mr. Fothergill&

Lettuce Grand Rapids - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Lactuca sativa

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • Germination in 7-10 days
  • Harvest in 45 days
  • Easy to Grow
  • Slow to Bolt
  • Very Popular Variety Known for its crispness
  • The light green, frilled leaves make a perfect salad

Grand Rapids Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. The ruling Monarch of the leaf lettuce family since its introduction in the late 1800’s! Crispy, succulent, light green leaves are lightly crinkled and possess a fine delicate taste. This is an excellent variety for cut and grow again multiple harvests. You can also successfully grow a continuous supply of Grand Rapids outside of the normal growing season by using a cold-frame, light garden or even sunny window! Soil-less (peat moss based) potting soils work best for indoor growing. Use water soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer every two weeks to promote strong growth.

Approx. 1250 seeds

Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5cm (1in) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.

Tear lettuce into small pieces instead of using a knife to eliminate bruising.

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