Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Lactuca sativa var. capitata
spring and fall
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
40-80 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
slugs, earwigs, leaf miners, whiteflies
aster yellows, downy mildew, powdery mildew, white mold
lift entire head when firm and full sized
head lettuce is less heat-tolerant than other lettuce types
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