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Organic Black Seeded Simpson - Leaf Lettuce (Description: Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce is a very tender lettuce, and absolutely perfect for everyday salads. The lettuce seeds from Patriot Seeds are 100% heirloom, Non-GMO, and certified organic by CCOF. Each package of seeds contains approximately 450 seeds, is re-sealable, and can be stored for 5+ years. The seeds are also dried and sealed air-tight for long-term storage. The total time from planting to your table is about 45 days (the earlier the harvest, the better the lettuce tastes). When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!
Organic Lettuce: Leaf - Black Seeded Simpson Planting Instructions: Black Seeded Simpson grows best in full sun, but tolerates partial shade. You can direct sow in early spring, but it may be fall planted as well. Sow seeds ½" deep, 1" apart in rows 12-18" apart. When plants have two or three true leaves, thin to 8" spacing. Keep well-watered during dry periods. Lettuce is shallow-rooted, so avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding. Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce plants must be watered deeply at least once a week and more frequently during periods of drought. Mulch with a layer of compost or clean straw to help the soil retain moisture.
Organic Lettuce: Leaf - Black Seeded Simpson Harvesting Instructions: For best quality, pick lettuce early rather than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long becomes bitter and tough. Try to harvest in the morning or evening when the leaves are crisp, sweet, and full of moisture. Store for 5 to 7 days in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Did You Know This About Organic Lettuce: Leaf - Black Seeded Simpson? Black Seeded Simpson lettuce has be around for about 150 years. The form of lettuce produces large bright, green leaves that have been recorded as an heirloom seed since 1850.