45 days. Grand Rapids is the most popular loose-leaf variety. It boasts large, compact bright green leaves that are curly and well flavoured.
Lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and does exceptionally well in our cool Maritime climate! To enjoy garden fresh salads from late spring to the end of autumn, plant several varieties and continue to seed every few weeks.
Growing Tips: Lettuce is very hardy and may be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in early spring. Seed may also be sown indoors 4 to 5 weeks prior to planting. If direct seeding, sow seeds about 12 to 15 per foot, 3-5mm (1/8 – ¼”) deep, spacing the rows 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. To avoid overcrowding, ensure head lettuce is thinned early to 30cm (12”) apart.