Aimers Organic Lettuce Tom Thumb Seed Packet
Tom Thumb Organic Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. Here is a miniature butterhead type lettuce about the size of a tennis ball that is ideal for individual salads. Dark green fleshy leaves wrap around a creamy yellow mild flavoured interior. Tom Thumb tolerates high temperatures and resists bolting. This often overlooked lettuce has been grown for over 150 years – that should tell you how good it is! Approx. 1000 seeds per pack.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 58
Height: 7.5 - 30cm (3 - 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.