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Lettuce 'Mixed'      

Lactuca sativa

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Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Mixed'), Mixed is a variety of Lettuce. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Arylide yellow and   Cream and   Buff. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.0 cm (that's 0.39 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Red-brown colour.

Mixed leaf lettuce has selection of salad leaves, some green some coloured , plain and frilly to add interest to your salad.
It is harvested by removing leaves rather than whole plants and after two or three ‘harvests’ is pulled up completely and started aftresh

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm), Mixed grows with a stemless-like growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Mixed Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Mixed

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Shade from too much sun using fleece, this also keeps off other pests.
Keep evenly moist

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Mixed 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. Planting Mixed in loamy soil with a ph of between 6.2 and 6.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Mixed from seed

Sow thinly in a bright sunny position and cover only lightly. These seeds need light to germinate.

Sow 0.49 inches (1.25 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 5.85 inches (15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Mixed

Best sown direct as disturbing them seems to make them run to seed
Thin crop by pulling the seedlings that make room for the ones left behind

As Mixed is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 12°C / 54°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

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

Harvesting Mixed

Mixed lettuce is harvested by cutting off a few leaves here and there rather than by pulling a whole plant, or by pulling a whole plant to thin the crop to give more room to the ones remaining
Harvest from early summer

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

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