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Loose-Leaf lettuce: Lactuca sativa Black Seeded Simpson

Loose-Leaf lettuce: La A loose-leaf variety, 'Black Seeded Simpson' has ruffled, lime-green leaves. This heirloom lettuce, popular for its silky texture and very delicate taste, is best in spring but will provide good harvests into summer. Of the four basic lettuce types, loose-leaf is the quickest growing and best for cut-and-come-again harvesting. Lactuca sativa vegetable glossy, oval leaves,,glossy oval leaves,,kidney-shaped, 2-lobed leaves,,sharp-tipped, dark-green to bluish-green needles with broad silvery-white band,,scalelike blue-green or gray-green leaves,,scalelike, medium-green, blue-green, or sage-green leaves,,fleshy, oval, softly toothed,,,,,,,simple, evergreen, leathery to glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,hairy, compound leaves at base with simple or compound leaves along the stem,,linear to straplike foliage, some species evergreen,,,,,,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves with purple veins,,,triangular leaves,light-yellow-green leaves, very soft texture,tender, dark-green outer leaves tinged with reddish brown at the tips,ruffled, light-green leaves with tender, silky texture glossy, oval leaves,,glossy oval leaves,,kidney-shaped, 2-lobed leaves,,sharp-tipped, dark-green to bluish-green needles with broad silvery-white band,,scalelike blue-green or gray-green leaves,,scalelike, medium-green, blue-green, or sage-green leaves,,fleshy, oval, softly toothed,,,,,,,simple, evergreen, leathery to glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,hairy, compound leaves at base with simple or compound leaves along the stem,,linear to straplike foliage, some species evergreen,,,,,,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves with purple veins,,,triangular leaves,light-yellow-green leaves, very soft texture,tender, dark-green outer leaves tinged with reddish brown at the tips,ruffled, light-green leaves with tender, silky texture light-green glossy, oval leaves,,glossy oval leaves,,kidney-shaped, 2-lobed leaves,,sharp-tipped, dark-green to bluish-green needles with broad silvery-white band,,scalelike blue-green or gray-green leaves,,scalelike, medium-green, blue-green, or sage-green leaves,,fleshy, oval, softly toothed,,,,,,,simple, evergreen, leathery to glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,lance-shaped toothed leaves,,hairy, compound leaves at base with simple or compound leaves along the stem,,linear to straplike foliage, some species evergreen,,,,,,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves,,,3-palmate, dark-green leaves with purple veins,,,triangular leaves,light-yellow-green leaves, very soft texture,tender, dark-green outer leaves tinged with reddish brown at the tips,ruffled, light-green leaves with tender, silky texture 123 135 130 vegetable Slugs, snails, aphids, and cutworms may occur. 0 0 Black Seeded Simpson anise chives dill nasturtium parsley and other culinary herbs. In hot weather, plant lettuce in the shade of other vegetables, such as tomatoes, to shield them from midday sun. Keep soil evenly moist to encourage rapid growth. Feed every 3 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. 0 Avoid watering in evening, which attracts slugs and snails. For slugs, spread diatomaceous earth around plants, or set out shallow dishes filled with beer. Hose off aphids and cutworms in the morning. 4?6 In the morning when leaves are cool and crisp, selectively harvest outer leaves, or slice heads off just above soil level, letting them regrow as cut-and-come-again crops. The keys to producing the best-tasting lettuce are cool weather, an even supply of water, and a little shade in summer. Harvesting only the outside leaves will encourage greater, more regular growth than cutting the whole plant and waiting for it to regrow. 45 Lettuce was probably first cultivated around 4500 B.C. by the ancient Egyptians, who grew it not for its leaves but for the edible oil in its seeds; it was later introduced to Britain by the Romans. Lettuce now comes in four basic types: looseleaf; butterhead, or bibb; romaine, or cos; and crisphead. In early spring, direct sow in soil amended with well-rotted manure or compost; sow 4 inches apart in 15- to 18-inch rows, covering seeds lightly. Or start seeds indoors 3?4 weeks before hardening off and transplanting. Water upon planting. To extend harvest, re-sow small rows every 10 days in soil cooler than 75°F; resume when temperature drops in late summer. 1 Mulch to keep soil cool and moist and slow tendency to bolt. If plants become crowded, thin to promote air circulation. Cultivate soil to reduce weeds and provide aeration. fertile, well drained 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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