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Lettuce 'Salad Bowl'

Lactuca sativa

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Salad Bowl is a variety of Lettuce which is a member of the Lettuce family. Its botanical name is Lactuca sativa 'Salad Bowl'. Salad Bowl is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Salad Bowl normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

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

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

How to grow Salad Bowl

  • Partial Sun

  • High

A bit temperamental with water requirements in early germination. Must be kept evenly moist. Too dry and seedlings wilt, too wet and seedlings dampen off.

Salad Bowl likes a position of partial sun and remember to water often. Salad Bowl is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Salad Bowl are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Salad Bowl needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.8 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Salad Bowl from seed

Needs to be slightly warmer than other early spring varieties. 55 to 60 deg. F, seemed ideal in three tests.

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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 5°C / 41°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Salad Bowl about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Salad Bowl

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Salad Bowl is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 10°C / 50°F.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Salad Bowl about 21 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Salad Bowl

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late spring.

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