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Vegetable Description: Wild lettuce, from which modern lettuce is derived, originated in Asia Minor. The ancient historian Herodotus records its presence on the tables of 6th century Persian kings, and throughout the following centuries it became a popular crop all over Europe. Columbus brought it with him to the New World, starting its spread over the North American continent. Without a doubt, lettuce now holds a place in nearly every garden on the globe.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 50
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 27400
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 1 in to 2 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 1/2” to 1” apart and 1/8“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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