Aimers Organic Lettuce Amish Deer Tongue Seed Packet


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Amish Deer Tongue Organic Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. This medium green triangular leaved lettuce makes a great baby green. The leaves have a slightly nutty flavor with a crunchy heart. The heads have a loose upright form and are slow to bolt. Approx. 1000 seeds per pack.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 31
Height: 15 - 30cm (6 - 12in)

Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5cm (1in) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.