How to Grow Oak Leaf Lettuce From Seed

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Oak Leaf Lettuce

Oak leaf lettuce is great to grow in your garden. It produces tender, light green, 10-15 cm long oak leaf shaped leaves. Oak leaf lettuce tolerates heat very well and does not become bitter because of it. Oak leaf lettuce is an old fashioned variety that is very popular as a gourmet specialty. It can be started in doors 4 weeks before the last frost date.  For a continual harvest sow new seeds ever 2 weeks. Oak leaf lettuce matures in about 45 days.

Plant Description:
Oak leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa ‘Oakleaf’
Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring
Light Conditions: Full sun to partial shade
Ease of Germination: Easy
Days to maturity: 45

Growing Instructions

Annual. Requires full sun to partial shade. Prefers rich, moist, well-draining, loose soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8. Add plenty of compost prior to planting the lettuce seeds. Sow seeds 1/4 ” apart and cover thinly with soil as it needs light to germinate. Keep the soil moist but never cause it to be soggy. For the best germination results grow oak leaf lettuce seed indoors in sterilized soil: a black earth/peat moss mixture. Transplant the lettuce outside after the risk of frost has passed. Space the plants 2″ apart. Oak leaf lettuce matures in 45 days.

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