4 per square foot
Sprinkle the tiny seeds on top of the soil, then sprinkle soil on top of the seeds. When dispersing the seeds, try to respect the final 4 plants per square foot spacing so you don’t have to spend too much time thinning the plants when they sprout.
Best in full sun, but can handle a bit of shade. pH around 6-6.5.
Seeds will sprout in 7-10 days.
Can be bothered by slugs or aphids. Pick off slugs at dusk and destroy. Wash off aphids with a strong jet of water.
Direct sow in the early spring and in the fall, or start transplants 2 or 3 weeks before hand to get an early start.
Provide lettuce with lots of water and keep an eye out for slugs. Otherwise stand back and let it grow.