(Romaine Lettuce, Sweetie Romaine Lettuce)
This dwarf romaine produces compact, heat-tolerant, bolt-resistant heads of flavorful, rich-green leaves. Heads of 'Sweetie Baby' lettuce mature about 67 days after seeds are sown. Individual leaves can be harvested for "baby greens" at about 50 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as suitable weather prevails.
An essential ingredient of Caesar salad, romaine (or "cos") lettuce is an annual garden vegetable grown for its upright, oblong heads of ribbed,...
(Cos Lettuce, Dwarf Romaine Lettuce)
Growing fresh crispy lettuce in the garden is as easy as 1-2-3 if you have good soil and the right climate. This fast growing cool season annual is relished for its crisp heads of tasty sweet foliage.
Lettuce originates from Northern Europe, Africa and Asia and is known to have been eaten by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans. The wild lettuce species, Lactuca serriola, is the parent to all cultivated lettuce and has sparse rosettes of foliage, but over time it was selected and bred to...
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(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
The robust romaine lettuce, 'Vivian', has thick, crisp, deep green leaves with rounded edges and a corrugated texture. These form compact, dense heads that are excellent for home production and eating. The heads are slow to bolt, moderately heat tolerant, and ready to harvest in 50 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Romaine (Cos) lettuce is known for its dense elongated heads of thickly ribbed leaves that are the main ingredient...
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(Garden Lettuce, Looseleaf Lettuce)
The heirloom lettuce, ‘Vulcan’, is both ornamental and delicious, so it’s a favored choice for edible landscaping. It produces rosettes of red tinted green leaves with curly edges. The leaves are ready to harvest in 50 days and plants slow to bolt. If planted in succession, it can be harvested all season in all but the most hot and humid seasons.
Loosehead or butterhead lettuce is an annual garden green grown for its smooth, thin, buttery leaves and looser heads. When temperatures warm up, the...
Bearing frilly heads that separate readily into individual leaves, lettuces in the Salanova® Red Incised Leaf Series were developed by the vegetable breeders Rijk Zwaan, headquartered in The Netherlands. These looseleaf lettuces form low, mounded rosettes of curly, incised, dark red leaves that radiate from the short stem like the petals of a double rose. Some varieties also have pale green leaves. Cut the base of the rosette and the leaves instantly separate. The seeds of these varieties are marketed...
(Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle)
The small purplish tubular flowers of henbit look pretty close up but otherwise this cool-season annual or biennial weed is a garden nightmare. Eurasian in origin, it is an aggressive invasive spreader than plagues lawns, vegetable beds and roadside meadows, especially in eastern North America.
The four-sided purplish stems of henbit sprawl horizontally but turn upwards at the tips. Opposite pairs of green hairy leaves kissed with purple line the stems. The round leaf surfaces are hairy and...
This is a variegated selection of spotted deadnettle, a superb herbaceous groundcover native from North Africa through Europe to western Asia. A mat-forming perennial that spreads quickly by rooting stems and rhizomes (underground stems), ‘Angel Wings’ has small, heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves of medium green with a central white stripe. In late spring to early summer it bears short, upright spikes of lavender-pink or white flowers.
Grow ‘Angel Wings’ in part sun to shade and fertile soil...