Gourmet Blend is part of the Lettuce genus and is a Lettuce variety. Its scientific name is Lactuca sativa 'Gourmet Blend'.
Seed Packet Blend of 5 loose leaf lettuces, with 20% each:
royal oak leaf; salad bowl; red salad bowl; ashley; prizeleaf
Gourmet Blend grows as an Annual
and is a Vegetable
. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Gourmet Blend normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches
Gourmet Blend Lettuce is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Gourmet Blend
Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Gourmet Blend is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Gourmet Blend requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.2 - 6.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Gourmet Blend from seed
Look to ensure a distance 5.85 inches
(15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Gourmet Blend about 60 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Gourmet Blend
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Gourmet Blend is a tender plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Gourmet Blend about 45 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting Gourmet Blend
Expect harvests to start to occur in early autumn.