Aimers Organic Lettuce Marveille Four Seasons Seed Packet

$2.99


Marveille Four Seasons Organic Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. This old butter-head variety from France is famous for its crisp texture and unforgettable flavour. Grown by gardeners from at least the mid 1880’s! Crisp leaves are an attractive creamy yellow-green highlighted with red fringes that typically appear in cooler spring or autumn weather. Approx. 1000 seeds per pack.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 50
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.