A couple of varieties of lettuce seeds were sown on October 8. Less than a week later the seeds had sprouted. Keeping the bed moist along with the very warm mid October weather has helped push almost every single seed up. I did not sow the seeds in a row. Rather, I sprinkled them “higglety pigglety”*. Now I need to watch for the freeloading bugs that want to munch on the tender Marvielle of Four Seasons & Parris Island Romaine.
I think all my winter seeds were purchased at Floyd’s. Maybe some were picked up at White Forrest. Nevertheless, I didn’t send away for anything this season. Here’s what the Lake Valley Seed packets say about each variety:
Marvielle of Four Seasons – Reliable butter head variety. This delightful butterhead-type lettuce is famous for its reliable production all season long. Ruby-tipped leaves with an icy-green heart make Marvel an exciting and flavorful addition to any salad.
Parris Island Romaine – Thick, crispy leaves. Fantastic flavor! Broad upright leaves with a crispy mid-rib. If you like Caesar salads, this is the lettuce to grow.
* Higglety pigglety: This way and that way without any order. A danged disarray.