Aimers Organic Lettuce Black Simpson Seed Packet

$2.99


Black Seeded Simpson Organic Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. Black Seeded Simpson is an old variety originating in 1875. It has been a favourite ever since! Extra large, wrinkled and crumpled bright green leaves are very appealing to both the eye and the palette. This lettuce is very well adapted to a wide range of growing conditions and it is one of the best to sow early and often! Approx. 1000 seeds per pack.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 45
Height: 15 - 25cm (6 - 10in)

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.