Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
38-45 (Spring/Summer), 45-50 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Half Hardy

Mesclun lettuces will thrive in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the bed.

Crops
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm

Most salad greens grow best in cool, moist, conditions with full sun. In warmer areas they may do better in light shade.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Mesclun germinates quite well in cool (40˚ F) soil and will continue to do so until it gets up to 75˚ F (after this it gets erratic).

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
-
Water
High

Keep the soil in your bed or containers evenly moist as that will produce the sweetest, most succulent leaves from plants that grow quickly and without interruption.

Feeder
Heavy

Heavy feeders that prefer a rich, well cultivated soil.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Lettuce is fairly easy to grow in containers, either individually or as a cut-and-come-again crop.

Head lettuce does well when grown singly in individual containers, or in groups (space them 10" apart) in larger containers. Put them in a cool place and keep them well watered.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green and red
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
6.0-10.0"
Plant Diameter
4.0-5.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Wonderful mix of various sweet and tender lettuces.