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30-40 days. Simple, convenient, and practical, these fresh, mixed lettuce greens can be planted just steps away from your kitchen. Our City Garden Mix is a blend of lettuce varieties combined into easy-to-handle pellets. Toss a pellet or two into a container, and you’ll have a gorgeous pot of red and green lettuces in no time. They’ll re-grow numerous times, so you can enjoy the freshest salads for several months from a single planting.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

All of them germinated! Fantastic!

Bren H.
Great Germination and Party Favors

I made a few small pots (2") with about 5 seeds in each and it appears they have all germinated. Sitting the containers on heat pads to get a head start really helped. These were fun gifts at a get together. The colors are so fresh and the flavor crisp for fun little salads.

None of the pellets would germinate

Have had success in the past with pellets from Stokes. They no longer cater to individuals and recommended Terrritorial Seeds. Order these, but none would germinate. I'm an accomplished gardener with beds, greenhouses, etc., so I don't think I'm the problem.

Good germination

This is my first time ordering the pellets. Every single one has germinated so far! What I don't know is if I'm supposed to thin these out, since there were multiple seeds per pellet?

Soil Temp for Germ 40–80°F
Seed Depth 40–80°F
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 10–16"
Row Spacing 16–18"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 800
Seed Life 3 years

Salad mixes are a staple in our daily lives. Colorful varieties of lettuce, chicory, arugula and curly endive are picked for the daily meal. The preferred planting method is to direct seed into a 4 x 4 foot area every 2-3 weeks. There are two ways to harvest the greens. The first is the traditional cut-and-come-again method—if you cut about 2 inches above the ground you will not harm the growing point and the plants will send up new growth. The second method is to pick individual leaves as needed. The best salads are made from young tender leaves. Older, more mature leaves are often more bitter. Four grams will sow a 4 x 4 foot area (with the exception of MS480 Micro Greens Blend — you will need 1 oz to sow a 4 x 4 area).

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat tolerant varieties for summer
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• Thin as soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Aphids and slugs
• Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin; baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.

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