Red Salad Bowl Lettuce Seeds. Red Salad Bowl is a variety of looseleaf lettuce. The deep red leaves are especially tender, with sweet and spicy tones. Red Salad Bowl is best grown during the cooler portions of the growing season in spring or fall, though it is slow to bolt in warmer conditions. The leaves are commonly used in salads, and can first be harvested as baby greens approximately 25 days after germinating. The full growth cycle is usually complete by 55 days. Space plants 6″ apart, with 12″ between rows.
Growing Red Salad Bowl Lettuce
- For an early start, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce Seeds can be started in flats 4 weeks prior to the last frost and transplanted outdoors in mid to late spring.
- Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart.
- When plants have two or three true leaves, thin to 12-inch spacings for crisphead varieties, 6 to 10 inches for other types.
- You can also lightly broadcast seed (particularly of looseleaf varieties) in a patch instead of a row.
- Lettuce has a shallow root system. Keep soil moist to keep plants growing continuously. Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
- Lettuce is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers well-drained, cool, loose soil with plentiful moisture and pH 6.2 to 6.8.
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