EXCLUSIVE – Garden Babies are brand-new, baby butterheads originally developed for the Japanese luxury market where a premium is put on flavor and quality. These cute, perfectly formed little butterhead rosettes have softly folded leaves, a lovely buttery texture and outstanding sweet taste. Ideal for growing in containers, Garden Babies are slow to bolt, heat tolerant, and make compact 5 to 6 inch heads at maturity. Perfect for individual servings and absolutely delicious with blue cheese dressing!
Product Weight: 1.5 grams / Approximately 1300 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Buttery, sweet
Days to Harvest: 53 - 73 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: .5 cm (.25")
Seed Spacing: 1.5 cm (1")
Row Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-15")
Plant Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-15")
Planting Instructions: In cool spring weather, start seeds in in full sun. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in fertile, well-drained soil mix. After the seedlings germinate and begin to grow, it's important to thin the young plants so they have room to mature. Thin seedlings when they are 1 to 2 inches tall to a final spacing of about 4 to 5 inches apart. 5 to 7 plants can grow to maturity in a 12 to 15 inch container or 3 plants in an 8-inch pot.
Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled out. Pull over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather, as leaves turn bitter at this stage.