Early babyleaf lettuce variety, eye catching with its vivid, burgundy color wavy leaves. Super fast and easy growing, it makes a great addition to any braising mixes, salads and garnishes, adding a crisp, juicy flavour and colorful look. Ready to harvest as fast as in 3-4 weeks once the leaves reach 5-7cm tall. This variety can be grown in pots, boxes, on windowsills or directly in the ground. Easy and fast growing, providing a great supply of essential vitamins & minerals. Good choice for beginners, as well as little gardeners.
Growing: Planting season: Early spring, starting the seeds indoors 4-6 weeks prior the last frost date and transplanting when the danger of last frost is gone (if grown to full size) or direct seeding once the soil is workable. Sow every 2-3 weeks for continous supply of fresh lettuce.
Soil: light, loose, fertile soil with a pH of 6.3-6.8, preferably rich in organic matter.
Sowing depth: 0.1/0.3in (0.5-1cm) deep.
Spacing: Baby leaf - continious band; full size - 8 to 12in (20-30in);
Row space: Baby leaf - 3/4in (1.9cm) between bands, 16 rows/36in (91cm) bed.
Full size - 12-18in (30-45cm) or 3 rows/36in (91cm) bed, 5in (12cm) centers.
Light: Full sun/partial shade;
Watering: regular to keep the soil moist (not wet);
Fertilizing: Highly recommended.
Seeds germinate in about a week.