Lettuce Crisp Mint

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Description

This lettuce is one of the prettiest romaine-style ones you can get. It forms compact, stately plants which are great for any salad. ‘Crisp Mint, so called because of the color of its leaves, can be cut even in hot weather and won’t wilt or droop before you get it home. You can pull off the outer leaves to use while letting the plant heart up for use later in the season. You can also cut the main plant an inch above the ground and it will start to grow again, providing baby leaves a few weeks later. Use this variety for a great Caesar salad.


Sowing:

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 from 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.

Additional information

quantity

2gr / approx 1800+- seeds

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