Approximately 1036 seeds per gram. Lactuca sativa Lot# LT28150 Bridgemere Lettuce is a deeply cut oak leaf lettuce type that grows to a mature height of 20 cm (7”). It produces thick, bright green well lobed leaves that have a fine flavor and texture. Bridgemere is a small and compact plant as well as a fast grower. It is disease and mildew resistant and requires little to no maintenance making it an ideal choice for any small gardens. Bridgemere lettuce is ideal as a baby leaf and as a full loose head.
Lettuce seeds require light to germinate; hence they must be sown just barely below soil surface in full sun. Direct sow lettuce seeds or start indoors and transplant when the risk of frost has passed. Work soil loose and sow lettuce seeds 2-3 seeds at 5 mm-12 mm (¼-½") deep and barely cover with soil medium. Lettuce seeds will not germinate when soil temperatures exceed 30°C (87°F) and do best when soil temperatures remain between 15 to 20°C (59 to 68° F). Thin to space seedlings 30 cm (12") apart. Space or thin loose leaf varieties to 15 cm (6”) apart. Row spacing for all lettuce types should between 30cm (12”) apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 6.5-7.0.
Planting Depth: Sow Lettuce seeds at 6 mm-12 mm (¼-½") deep. Lettuce germination requires sunlight. Surface sow seeds and barely cover with soil medium.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Height at Maturity:18 cm (7") tall. Spread: 30 cm (12”) across.
Days to Maturity: 28 days for baby leaves. 50 days for mature leaves.
Watering: 2.5 cm (1") of water a week ensures good growth. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water your garden.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Thin to one plant every 15-30 cm (6-12”). Rows should be 30-40 cm (12-16”) apart.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Bridgemere Lettuce is a low maintenance plant and it is great lettuce for beginning gardeners and those who like gardens that don't need much overseeing. The leaves are a good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.