Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Lettuce Seeds. Native to many areas of the world, lettuce has been cultivated since, at least, the 6th century BC. It is a staple food crop for most of the world’s cultures. Black Seeded Simpson was introduced in 1850 and is still the most popular home garden lettuce available. Slow to bolt, heat and drought tolerant, the light green leaves are crisp and juicy.
FULL SUN - Black Seeded Simpson can be sown in the early spring for a summer crop and in mid-summer for a fall-winter crop. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Soil should be deeply spaded before planting. Rows should be 12-18 in. apart. When seedlings are 2 in. high, thin, leaving 4-6 in. between plants. Adding lime to the soil before planting will sweeten the lettuce.
- 200 mg seed packet
- Lactuca sativa
- Plant 4-6 inches apart at 1 inch depth
- 14-21 Days to Germination
- Matures in 55 days
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.