Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson vs Gentilina


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Black Seed Simpson lettuce was introduced by Peter Henderson & Co in the 1870s. One of the best tasting loose-leaf lettuce varieties has large crinkled leaves with a delicate, sweet flavor.


Sow under protection: February to March (Plant out April)

Sow directly outdoors: March to July The perfect temperature for germination is 4 to 16°C (40 to 60°F) rates decline above 20°C (68°F). The perfect temperature for growth is 16 to 18°C (60 to 65°F) Sow at a seed depth of 6 to 12mm (¼ to ½in) Seed will germinate in 7 to 14 days. Sow seeds in short rows about 30cm (12in) apart. To do this, make a shallow trench with a cane about 15mm (¾ in) deep. Space the rows 20cm (8in) apart. Tip a small amount of seed into your hand, take a pinch and spread thinly along the trench. Cover with soil, label and water. If birds are a problem in your garden, spread netting to prevent them eating the seed. When the seedlings are about 2cm (1in) tall, thin them out to give them space to grow, 15 to 20cm (6 to 8in). Make successional sowings at 14 day intervals.

On a hot day, water the soil thoroughly before sowing.

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1gr / approx 900+- seeds


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