Lettuce - Butter Crunch
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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Lettuce
- Variety: Butter Crunch
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa var. capitata
- Hardiness Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
- Growing Difficulty: 2
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: 8-15-36
- Soil Type: Average to Rich, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 5 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 40-65°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 21 - 55
- Planting Depth: 1/8”
- Distance Apart (in row): 8 - 10"
- Row Spacing: 12-18"
DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 40°F
3 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST
Lettuce seeds need light to help them germinate, so make sure you plant shallow. Because of this, it is a good idea to plant lettuce about 1 inch apart and thin after germination.
Keep soil moist during the germination period, as shallow seeds will tend to dry out, or even wash away if the soil is allowed to become too dry and later watered.
Use buttercrunch lettuce as you would any regular lettuce. Buttercrunch has a rich flavor profile and is an excellent complement to any dish.
You can start harvesting your lettuce leaves at about 21 days; however you'll want to be careful not to damage the head (which will be ready in about 55 days).
Allow a couple of lettuce plants to bolt and flower. These flowers will dry out on plant and have puffs of white cotton showing around the top (like a dandelion). Pick these flower heads and toss them in a bag.
Break the flower heads apart and oval shaped seeds will fall out. Allow the seeds to dry for a couple of weeks before safely storing them for the next growing season.