Metta Lettuce Mix

Certified Organic

Lactuca sativa

A mix of colors and textures for baby leaf lettuce. Enjoy all season long.

In the Pali language of ancient Buddhism, "Metta" is the word for loving-kindness, the attribute of benevolence and good will felt toward others. In our neck of the woods, Metta evokes the name of our road and the nearby hamlet: Mettacahonts, a word likely of Mahican origin that means "tree-shaded creek." So, we named this lovely lettuce mix Metta to express our love for it, to embody the good will of sharing seeds, and to help our customers feel connected to our little seed farm in this beautiful corner of the world.

Contains Flashy Butter Oak, Rouge d'Hiver, Buttercrunch Bibb, Tango, and Hyper-Red Rumpled Wave lettuces.


Art Pack (250 seeds) $4.79 In Stock

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Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Succession sow 2-3 weeks apart until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Cut each seeding 2-3 times before moving on to the next. You can also thin and allow plants to produce mature heads. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.

Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 28 days baby
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 1"
Spacing Between Rows 8"
Height at Maturity 12"
Width at Maturity 10"

Artwork by Daryl Storrs. This hand-colored wood-block print suggests the cool tones of spring and fall, when lettuce grows most happily. Trained as a printmaker, Daryl also makes pastel paintings and landscape jewelry, and she recently started making multiple block woodcuts.

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