Heirloom Lettuce Mix
$5.00 – $30.00
The Heirloom Lettuce Mix is a must for every garden and an easy way to try all of the lettuces that we offer in our catalog.
Heirloom Lettuce Mix History
The Heirloom Lettuce Mix is a must for every garden and an easy way to try all of the lettuces that we offer in our catalog. Lactuca sativa is the botanical name for common garden lettuce. The name is derived from the Latin word “lactis,” meaning milk, since a milky white sap is found in the stems and thicker veins of lettuce plants.
Planting Heirloom Lettuce Mix
Grow along-side your Bull’s Blood beet, arugula and spinach for an even larger greens mixture. This is a well-balanced mixture of our entire lettuce collection. Ready to start using in as little as 30 days.
Space lettuce plants 6 to 18 inches apart (depending on the variety) in an area that gets an abundance of sun and has fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. You can take a look at this article to learn more about planting and growing lettuce.
Preserving and Storing Your Lettuce For Later Use
Harvest the whole head. Store at 32–35º F and keep temperatures consistent. Don’t let the lettuce freeze. Process the lettuce minimally.
Check out these tips on harvesting and storing lettuce.
Cooking With Lettuce
Here are some interesting and creative ways to cook with lettuce.
Heirloom Lettuce Mix Nutrition
Lettuce leaves are one of the very low-calorie green vegetables. 100 g fresh greens provide just 15 calories. Nonetheless, they are the storehouse of many phytonutrients that possess health promoting and disease prevention properties.
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