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Little Gem Lettuce

  • Little Gem lettuce is a small, compact butter head lettuce variety that is perfect for container gardening and small gardens. It has a crunchy texture and a sweet, slightly nutty flavor that is similar to romaine lettuce. The leaves are small and densely packed, with a slightly curved shape that resembles a miniature version of romaine lettuce.


    Days to Maturity: 45 Days

    Seeds per pack: 50

    • Choose a location: Little Gem lettuce prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Choose a location in your garden that gets at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Prepare the soil: Before planting, amend the soil with compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility and drainage. Lettuce plants prefer soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.

    • Plant seeds: Little Gem lettuce can be grown from seeds, which can be planted directly in the garden bed in the early spring or fall. When planting, space the seeds or seedlings 8-12 inches apart and 1/4 inch deep.

    • Provide proper care: Lettuce plants require consistent moisture, so keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, following the manufacturer's instructions. Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Monitor the plants for pests and disease, and take appropriate action if necessary.

    • Harvest the leaves: Little Gem lettuce leaves can be harvested when they are young and tender, usually 45-55 days after planting. Use scissors or a knife to cut the leaves off the plant at the base of the stem. The leaves can be used fresh in salads or sandwiches, or cooked in a variety of dishes.

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