Gardening: Growing Leaf Lettuce

By Organic Garden Info on September 22, 2010

Leaf Lettuce



Botanical name:  Lactuca sativa var. crispa

Growing Leaf Lettuce Organic Gardening Fact Sheet






Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 25000
Ounces per square foot: .016/100 sqft
Minimum legal germination rate: 80%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds


Growing Leaf Lettuce is very easy and is quick to cultivate. Lettuce prefers cool temperatures, and most varieties cannot tolerate frost. Lettuce likes well drained and moist soil. In warm climates it’s a good idea to grow lettuce in partial shade.

If you are short on space in your organic garden Leaf Lettuce grows well in containers.

The term Leaf Lettuce describes those varieties on which the leaves grow in a looseleaf, non-heading fashion.



In garden spacing (inches): 8-9    
In flat spacing (inches): 1  
Planting depth (inches): Lightly cover seeds with soil
Maxiumum number of plants per square foot: 1.5
Nutrient relationship: Heavy Feeder



Days to maturity: 77-91
Harvesting period (days): 7-21
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .75


Diseases: Alfalfa Mosaic Virus, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Aster Yellows, Bacterial Leaf Spot, Bacterial Soft Rot, Beet Western Yellows Virus, Beet Yellow Stunt Virus, Biden Mosaic Virus, Big Vein, Bottom Rot, Broadbean Wilt Virus, Cercospora Leaf Spot, Corky Root, Cotton Root Rot, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Damping-Off, Downy Mildew, Drop, Gray Mold, Leaf Rot, Leaf Drop, Lettuce Big Vein Virus, Lettuce Mosaic Virus, Lettuce Necrotic Yellows Virus, Lettuce Speckles Virus, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Septoria Leaf Spot, Southern Blight, Sowthistle Yellow Vein Virus, Stemphylium Leaf Spot, Tobacco Rattle Virus, Tobacco Ringspot Virus, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Turnip Mosaic Virus, Varnish Spot, Wilt And Leaf Blight.

Insect pests:

(Insect Pest Finder)

Army Cutworm, Bean Aphid, Beet Armyworm, Beet Leafhopper, Cabbage


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By Organic Garden Info| September 22, 2010
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