Little Gem Lettuce Mix
Glimmering lettuces cute enough to eat
Small vegetables are not just for small gardens. They are, in fact, for all who enjoy exceptional eating. Little fingerling potatoes have a texture and flavor unmatched by any larger roots; slender, diminutive French beans simply melt in the mouth; and these tiny lettuce heads, maxing out at about 8" in diameter, deliver delicate texture and sweetness rarely seen in giant heads. They are also charming in the garden: their compact, tidy forms contribute an air of formality and neatness, especially when laid out in a grid. Cut into wedges at the mature-head stage, they make stunning, glimmering salads.
Contains Little Gem, Tom Thumb, Lollo Rossa Dark, Tango, and Ashley lettuces.
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For steady supply, direct sow outdoors when soil becomes workable in spring until 6 weeks before first fall frost, at 2-week intervals. Sow seeds 12 per foot, then thin to 6" apart. Lettuce requires full sun to partial shade and prefers steady moisture. Tolerates moderate soil fertility. The lettuces in this mix are diminutive; harvest when plants begin to make small, subtle heads.
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Artwork by Jessica Poser. An artist and educator, Jessica chose to play with the idea of opposites in this stained-glass-like work of paper art. While celebrating a salad fresh from the garden, the work is actually constructed out of recycled convenience food packaging.