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Non-GMO, Heirloom Little Gem Lettuce Seeds from True Leaf Market. These little treasures grow into small, green heads of lettuce that are ready to harvest in approximately 70 days. The Little Gem is very heat tolerant, and is perfect for growing in smaller spaces. The leaves of the Little Gem have a mildly sweet flavor and are ideal for salads.
In late winter or early spring, when the soil temperature has reached 40 degrees, direct sow the Little Gem Lettuce seeds 1/2" deep. Space them every 1" to start with, then eventually thin to 6" apart. Lettuce should be succession planted every 2 to 3 weeks for a continual harvest. This variety does well in heat, so it may be grown during the summer months in many parts of the country.
Lettuce needs a lot of nitrogen and prefers soil with plenty of Organic matter. Keep the soil moist, but well-drained.
Culinary Uses for Little Gem Lettuce:
Harvest the mature leaves and use as part of a tasty, homemade Caesar salad. Use smaller leaves in a fresh summertime garden salad. The elongated, mature leaves are also wonderful as a low-carb substitute wrap for tortillas. Also great as an addition to healthy smoothies, or the leaves can be juiced.
Health Benefits of Little Gem Lettuce:
Like all lettuces, plants grown from non-GMO, heirloom Little Gem Lettuce seeds have myriad health benefits. The leaves have certain proteins, like lipoxygenase, that studies have shown help reduce inflammation and pain in the bones. Lettuce also contains anti oxidants, which promote good vision and can mitigate the development of macular degeneration. This vegetable also is a good source of vitamins A and K.
The ancient Egyptians cultivated lettuce 3,000 years ago. Lettuce grown in the United States came over from seed with Christopher Columbus in the late 1490s.
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