Lettuce Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Lettuce
 
When to Plant:
Sow as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow indoors 3 weeks before planting date.
Sow fall plantings 6-8 weeks before first expected frost.
 
Fertilizing:
Use a 10-5-5 fertilizer 1-2 weeks before planting. Side dress every 2-3 weeks with more fertilizer. 2-3 lbs of fertilizer should be applied to every 100 square feet.
 

 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full to Partial Sun 1/8-1/4″ Well drained, loose, fertile soil, pH 6.2-6.8

 

 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Lettuce 8-10″ 12-18″ 150 50 lbs 70,000

 

Lettuce Seeds:
1 Ounce: 25,000 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 50,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 100,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 200,000 Seeds

1 Pound: 400,000 Seeds

* These are average lettuce seed counts.  Varieties can vary.

 
 

Space Conversion:

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Ounce = 28.4 Grams