Tom Thumb Lettuce, Mini Butterhead, 100 Heirloom Seeds, Non Gmo, Patio Garden, Container Size, Monticello Favorite, Farmers Markets
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Tom Thumb lettuce grows fat little rosettes that fit in the palm of your hand. They're perfect for single salads, ideal for growing in patio gardens or containers, always a sellout at farmers' markets. This mini butterhead is one of our oldest heirlooms. It was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello & was all the rage in the early 1900’s. It fell off the map when Iceburg was invented (boo). An excellent summer lettuce, it resists bolting & it actually tastes like lettuce. 45 days. Many varieties can be sown all year round but lettuces are cool weather plants & don’t grow well in the heat of summer. If you choose to grow them in summer make sure they have some shade from the hot afternoon sun. You could grow them on the southern side of a bush or place some shade-cloth over them. Lettuce seeds can be sown directly where you want them to grow, but the problem with this is that it leaves the emerging seedlings vulnerable to the hoards of pests that just love to eat them. It is far better to sow the seeds onto fine soil in a seedling tray or a pot, then just cover them lightly with fine potting soil. They must be sown very shallowly or they won’t come up as they need light to germinate. Use good potting soil from your garden supplier in your tray or pot, not soil out of your back yard, & water them gently after sowing. Keep them moist but not wet & they will emerge in about seven days. Most people like to sow a few seeds every couple of weeks so there is always some ready-to-pick lettuces in the garden. This protects you from the problem of having a lot ready at once, then nothing! 100+ seeds All seeds ship for one price! Click here to see more: www.etsy.com/shop/SmartSeeds Tom Thumb Lettuce, Mini Butterhead, 100 Heirloom Seeds, Non Gmo, Patio Garden, Container Size, Monticello Favorite, Farmers Markets

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