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Lettuce 'Great Lakes'

Lactuca sativa

Great Lakes is part of the Lettuce genus and is a Lettuce variety. Its scientific name is Lactuca sativa 'Great Lakes'. Great Lakes is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety. Great Lakes grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm), Great Lakes grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Great Lakes Lettuce is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lettuce 'Great Lakes' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lettuce 'Great Lakes'

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Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Great Lakes is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Great Lakes needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.2 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Great Lakes from seed

Plant in spring or summer.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.49 inches (1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Great Lakes about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Great Lakes

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Great Lakes is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Great Lakes about 45 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Great Lakes

50-60 days to harvest.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Lettuce 'Great Lakes' information

How long does Great Lakes take to grow?

These estimates for how long Lettuce 'Great Lakes' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Great Lakes?

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