Celtuce Seeds - Lactuca Sativa var. Augustana - Delicious & Versatile
Quantity: 100+ Seeds
Celtuce, aka celery lettuce or stem lettuce, is an excellent vegetable. This hardy annual plant is a member of the daisy family, Asteraceae. These plants are quite versatile. The plants start out providing edible leaves throughout the entire growing season, and once the plants bolt, the result is a long and thick stem that is used as a vegetable. it can be eaten raw, or cooked in stir fry and soup. The leaves taste both sweet and mildly bitter, and the stalks are mostly sweet and savory. The plants can be grown at any of the year, but produce the best stalks when planted in late summer, for an autumn and winter harvest. They will remain alive throughout the whole winter in zones 6 and above, so this makes for an excellent choice for winter vegetable gardens.e organic and open pollinated.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
Celtuce seeds can be started indoors or sown directly in the earth. If started indoors, it's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface, or even on the surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. Seeds can take between 1-3 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. Celtuce does best when grown in full sun, but it grows very well when grown in partial shade too.