Sprinkle only 4-5 seeds (per 4" pot) spaced evenly over moist soil, then barely cover the seeds with a light sprinkling of soil (do not pack). Or direct sow into your garden bed.
A nice seed starting soil. Our organic soil disks are specifically designed for started seeds. Soil should be loose and moist, never hard packed.
2-3 oz per watering, or less. Allow the top 1/2’ of soil to dry slightly between waterings. DO NOT over-water or white fuzz (fungus) will grow on pots and soil.
Well-ventilated room, use a small fan to increase airflow, or outdoors if temperatures allow.
6-8 hours per day of direct sunlight, or 12-16 hours per day grow lights
45-70 degrees (60-68 degrees is best for sprouting). NOTE: lettuce seed can enter thermal dormancy when exposed to high temperatures
10-14 days to see sprouts
Each full grown lettuce head requires 8-10” of space. Thin seedings to the amount of lettuce you have room to grow upon transplanting. Thin by cutting off at soil level with scissors being careful not to disturb the roots of the remaining seedlings.
Transplant 3-4 weeks after planting, separating each head of lettuce 8-10" apart in their new location.
No fertilizer needed until transplant. Then once every month lightly top dress soil with organic fertilizer and water in thoroughly. We recommend using our Organic Starter & Transplanter fertilizer.
Jeff and I started Spade To Fork because more than anything we wanted to make food personal again. We loved teaching our own children how to grow food, and saw how far removed most of us have become from this process. Food has become industrialized and quality of produce and the skill of home gardening have been somewhat lost with this industrialized growth.
Our aim at Spade To Fork is to share the knowledge of gardening and make it as simple and fun as possible. We believe anyone, anywhere can and should have a garden.
All our products are certified organic and we always strive to use the most earth-friendly packaging. Having a toxic-free and healthy farm is important for our health and our planet's. We want to leave a better place for our children and the future generations. Thank you for being a part of this quiet revolution!
Ana & Jeff