Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Simpson's Curled'), Simpson's Curled is a variety of Lettuce. An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Simpson's Curled normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm).
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Simpson's Curled Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Simpson's Curled
Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Simpson's Curled is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Simpson's Curled 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 Simpson's Curled from seed
Aim to sow 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 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 Simpson's Curled about 60 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Simpson's Curled
As Simpson's Curled is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Simpson's Curled about 45 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting Simpson's Curled
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.