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How to Grow Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce From Seed

The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce from seeds!

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce is an heirloom lettuce variety that is popular with many home vegetable gardeners. Black Seeded Simpson quickly produces an abundance of light-green, lightly crumpled, juicy leaves. The large upright plants are widely adapted and tolerant to heat, drought, and frost.

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How to Grow Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce From Seed

# 1 | Lettuce grows well in cool weather, so the first crop can be direct sown when the soil temperature reaches at least 35 degrees F, or as soon as the soil can be worked. If the soil temperature rises above 75 degrees F, your seeds will become dormant.

# 2 | Direct sow your black seeded simpsion lettuce seed in rich soil and full sun, spreading them as thinly as possible in rows 1-2' apart; when the seedlings begin to grow, thin them to a distance of 6-8".

# 3 | Succession crops can be grown for fresh lettuce all season in areas with cool summers or warm winters; this is accomplished by planting a new crop every 2 weeks.

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