Put a steak on the grill and get out the Caesar salad dressing when it's harvest time for this popular lettuce. The long, upright leaves of Romaine have just the right crunchiness and sweetness to make a Caesar or any other salad exceptional.
Plant seeds in early spring as soon as ground can be worked, or start indoors 3 to 4 weeks earlier. (Note: Lettuce seeds won't sprout when soil is warmer than 75 degrees Fahrenheit.) Plant in enriched soil. Sow seeds sparingly, firm soil gently ove the row and keep moist. Continue planting every 3 weeks.
Lettuce is a cool weather crop and must mature before hot weather arrives. Early spring and late summer plantings are the most productive. Begin thinning and eating when seedlings have 3 true leaves and continue thinning until plants are at the recommended spacing. Keep well watered. To harvest full-size plants, snip off individual outer leaves or cut entire plant.
Days to Harvest: 78 - 78 Days
Days to Sprout: 5 To 10 Days
Planting Depth: 0.125 - 0.125 Inches
Plant Spacing: 1 - 1 Inches
Spacing Rows: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing After Thinning: 10 - 10 Inches