Ed Hume Seeds

Organic Lettuce, Summer Bibb

LETTUCE Summer Bibb

A compact bibb lettuce that will tolerate heat better than most butterheads. Easy to grow with good flavor and texture for salads. Approximately 60 to 65 days to maturity. 

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start early indoors or seed directly outdoors from early to mid spring and again in late summer to early fall. Cover with 1/8 inch light soil. 

THINNING: Once plants are established thin to 10 to 12 inches apart.

TRANSPLANTING: Seedlings started indoors can be planted outside after danger of severe frost has passed.

SPACING: Leave 18 inches between rows. For bedding in small areas space 10 to 12 inches apart in all directions.

GERMINATION: Approximately one week to ten days. Start seeds in cool 55 to 60 degree temperatures.

Ed's Special Advice

Keep soil moderately moist. Well fertilized soil produces quickly grown, crisp  leaf lettuce. Sow seed every two weeks March to August for continued harvesting. Provide some shade and extra water for summer crops. Harvest outer leaves as needed or cut entire plant.

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture


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