5 day. A beautiful frilly, light green, loose leaf lettuce. One of the most popular American lettuces, it was originally releasd in 1875 by the Henderson Seed Company. Henderson was one of the first people breeding seeds specifically for America, and Black Seeded Simpson was of his most popular offerings. It has been an American gardener's favorite lettuce since it was released, loved for it's delicate, sweet flavor. I also love it because it's so quick to harvest.
Minimum of 250 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 0-1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 3-6 inches
Row Spacing: 12-18 inches
Recommended: Direct seed in spring 2-4 weeks before last frost.
You can also start indoors and transplant when individual plants are about 3 inches tall.
In fall, plant 6-8 weeks before first frost.
Lettuce does not like heat and will get bitter and bolt (go to flower) if the temperatures are too warm. Cut off the flower stalks to extend the life of your lettuce. You can also bring indoors, if in a planter, and set in a sunny (preferably southern facing) window to extend the life of the plant.