How to Grow Red Oak Leaf Lettuce

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Red Oak Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa ‘Red Oak Leaf’
Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring
Light Conditions: Full sun to partial shade
Ease of Germination: Easy
Days to maturity: Full size in 45 days

Red oak leaf lettuce is a great addition for any garden. It produces sweet-flavoured, tender, deep red and finely divided leaves. This variety will not go bitter and is heat tolerant. Red lettuce seeds can be started indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date. For a continual harvest sow new seeds ever 2 weeks. Red oak leaf lettuce is ready to eat in 28 days for the baby leaves, or for the full-size leaves it takes around 45 days.

Growing directions:
Annual. Full sun to partial shade. Rich, moist, well-draining, loose soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8. Add plenty of compost prior to planting lettuce. Sow seeds 1/4 ” apart and cover thinly with soil. Keep the soil moist and try not to let it dry out too much, but you never want it soggy.¬†For the best germination results grow the seeds indoors in sterilized soil; black earth/peat moss mixture. Transplant outside after risk of frost. Spacing: 2″ apart with 12″ rows. Matures in 45 days.

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