Lettuce Simply Salad Kale Storm Mix

Lettuce Simply Salad Kale Storm Mix

  • Features: The first all-kale SimplySalad includes an attractive mix of textures and colours, including purple, green and blue. Plant in the ground for all-season harvest.
  • Maturity: 21+ days to harvest / leaf size is 8-15cm (3-6").
  • Light: Plant in full sun in cool weather or partial shade as temperatures warm up.
  • Soil and water: Prefers well drained soil.
  • Spacing: Plant 30cm (12") apart.
  • Height: Grows up to 30cm (12") in height.
  • Garden use: This variety grows well in containers. But to maximize lettuce production, plant lettuce in raised beds. The raised beds warm up faster than the surrounding ground, so you should be able to get an earlier start in the spring and a later crop in the fall.
  • Growing tips: Gardeners can harvest fresh salad over and over by simply cutting back to 5 cm (2"). Enjoy multiple crops from one planting.
  • Culinary use: For the best quality, it's better to pick early than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long may be bitter and tough. Since lettuce is primarily water, it does not store well. For the best quality and flavour, use home grown lettuce soon after harvest. This is particularly true for many of the loose leaf varieties that wilt quickly.
The best way to prevent diseases is to rotate crops. Don't plant lettuce in the same bed two years in a row. SimplySalad is easy to produce with a very quick crop time. Produces more vivid colours when grown cool. The key to lettuce production is supplying moderate but almost constant water, especially during hot weather. Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce must be watered deeply at least once a week—more frequently during periods of drought. Use a thin layer of mulch to help the soil retain moisture.

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