EXCLUSIVE - Sweetie Baby is a brand new baby romaine bred to be compact, juicy and delicious. The pretty green leaves grow in perfect 6 to 8 inch tall vase-shaped heads that are heavy for their size with a wonderful sweet flavor and crisp, crunchy texture. In the garden, Sweetie Baby lettuce is long-lasting, slow to bolt and heat tolerant. This handsome and appetizing little romaine is ideal for growing in containers or small space gardens. Perfect for individual salads or for sandwiches.
Product Weight: .5 grams / Approximately 550 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Crisp, sweet
Days to Harvest: 50-67 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 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 into heads. Thin seedlings when a few inches tall to a final spacing of 5 inches apart so they have room to mature to full heads (extra seedlings will transplant easily to grow elsewhere). Plan on 7 to 10 full heads in a 16-18 inch pot or an 18-24 inch window box. Plan on 3 full heads in an 8 inch pot.
Savor young lettuce thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled. Pull over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather, as leaves turn bitter at this stage.