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Heirloom Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds

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1/4 Pound 4LETTQP

Price: $8.95

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1 Pound 4LETTLB

Price: $16.95

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Quick Overview

HEIRLOOM: America's favorite "leaf lettuce" produces greens over a long period. Simply harvest as needed
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Common Name Lettuce
Botanical Name Lactuca sativa
Light Requirements Full Sun
How to Grow Direct Sow
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Planting Time Cool Season
Seed Spacing 1 inch
Row Spacing 15 inches
Space After Thinning 6-8 inches
Days to Germination 7-14
Days to Harvest 40-60
Ways to Grow Containers, Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Salads
Is It Heirloom? Yes
Ships As Seed
Prohibited In N/A
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
Black-seeded Simpson Lettuce gives you crisp leaf lettuce for salads all summer and into fall. As you cut, more leaves appear.

When and Where to Plant: Lettuce is a cool-weather crop. Select a sunny location, cultivate and fertilize soil with vegetable food. Plant in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Sow seed sparingly, firming soil over row. Repeat at 2 week intervals as long as weather is cool – spring and fall. For earliest crop start seeds indoors..
Care: Water lightly and regularly. Protect from pests.
Harvesting: Pull entire plant or cut off 1-2"/3-5 cm. above ground.



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Came up gangbusters


from Westminster, MD

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  • Easy to Grow
  • Produces Well
  • Tasty


  • Less Crisp Than Bibb

Best Uses

  • Salads

Comments about Heirloom Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds:

direct sow in May. I planted too many because I didn't expect them all to come up (but they did). We had salads all summer, the plants just bolted about 2 weeks ago. A little "softer" than expected, but very tasty.

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Fence Them In!


from San Leandro, CA

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    • Rabbits Squirrels

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Raised beds

    Comments about Heirloom Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds:

    Fence it in! Never got a single taste of this lettuce, even though it grew profusely throughout the spring! I did a raised salad bed- put in some already-started spinach and red lettuce and then scattered these seeds throughout. I thought I was growing a living salad for myself. Silly me! The seedlings were about four inches tall, and looking really good, but when I went out to check them the next day, they, along with the spinach, had been mown down all the way to the soil. I watered, they came back! I made a make-shift screen to keep my nighttime diners away and all seemed well until I came out to discover the screen on the ground and the entire bed chewed up. Next year, I'm doing fencing with a bird net over the top, but I'll definitely try these seeds again.

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