Lettuce - Salad Bowl
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10+ Year Survival Seed Viability
- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Lettuce
- Variety: Ruby Red Leaf
- Family: Lactuca sativa
- Botanical Name: Unk.
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 3
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: 8-15-36
- Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 8 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 40-65°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 40 - 50
- 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
Salad Bowl Lettuce is cold tolerant and can be planted in soil up to a couple weeks before last frost. However, if your winter weather is extended, seeds may rot or get washed away.
Plant in full sun when soil temps are above 60°F for best germination.
Salad Bowl Lettuce as its name implies is a great lettuce for tossed salads.
Baby leaves are ready to harvest in just 28 days but reach their full size at about 50 days. This variety is good for warmer weather, as it does not get as bitter as other varieties.
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.