BABY LETTUCE LITTLE GEM mini cos 200 HEIRLOOM Seeds ALL SEASONS vegetable garden
Little Gem is just that, a little gem of a Romaine! The tiny heads are seemingly delicate but just as crisp as any larger romaine lettuce. Very flavorful!
Their small size makes Little Gems ideal for containers, patios and smaller plots.
Care & Sowing Instructions
Sow approx. 5mm deep direct or in punnets throughout the year, except during extreme hot or cold days or other types of extreme weather. The plant prefers FULL SUN position, however, partial shade could greatly extend lettuce growing season, especially in summer.
The plant emerges in 2-10 days depending upon weather and growing conditions.
Harvest baby leaves in 28 days and full size in 50-70 days.
Protect from heat with shade cloth. Likes fertile soil and ample water. Best when picked minutes before your meal.
Sprouting Lettuce Seed in Warm Weather
In warmer temperatures, imbibing or soaking the seeds in water for at least 16 hours before planting in a well-lit area will increase the germination percentages greatly. Red light has been found to be the best color, but many home gardeners won’t have access to a non-heating red light and sunlight or full-spectrum light was found to be almost as good. Soaking the seeds in the dark in warmer conditions decreased their germination rates.
Shading the lettuce plants can give enough of a temperature drop to keep them from bolting, sometimes up to 3 – 5 weeks. Shade can be from a shade cloth on a row cover or hoop type structure or companion planting of tall wide leafed plants such as some types of pumpkin.
Propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet for your convenience.
We do not send seeds to Western Australia and Tasmania in accordance with state bio-security legislation.