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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Lettuce, head

Lettuce, other
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • 0.25 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row for direct seeding. Normally planted in the garden as plants.
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 6 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 55 to 80 days from planting to eating stage
  • 540 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 8 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For lettuce-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended butterhead lettuce varieties
    • Buttercrunch
    • Esmeralda
    • Sangria
  • Recommended butterhead lettuce planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to April 20
      Aug. 1 to 20
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to April 20
      Aug. 1 to 10
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to 20
      July 25 to 30
  • Recommended head lettuce varieties
    • Great Lakes
    • Ithaca
    • Summertime

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended head lettuce planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to 25
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to April 25
    • North Missouri
      March 25 to April 5

Lettuce, other

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • 0.25 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 35 to 50 days from planting to eating stage
  • 1,620 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 18 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For lettuce-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended leaf varieties
    • Black Seeded Simpson
      Slow bolting; red leaves
    • Glossy Green
    • Green Wave
    • New Red Fire
      Slow bolting
      Red leaves
    • Salad Bowl
    • Sierra
    • Tango
      Excellent for early spring
    • Tiara
    • Vulcan
  • Recommended planting dates for leaf lettuce
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to May 1
      Aug. 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to May 10
      Aug. 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to May 15
      Aug. 1 to 15
  • Recommended Romaine varieties
    • Jericho
      Heat tolerant
    • Parris Island

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates for Romaine lettuce
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to April 20
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to April 20
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to April 20

 

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