Ideal Cos M.I. (Lettuce/Romaine/Cos/pelleted)
Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
Item #: P171D
COS LETTUCE for fresh market and home garden
oz./28 g contains about 20,000 seeds
CULTURE: Cos lettuce is not usually started early in the greenhouse, most growers prefer several outdoor seedings from late Apr. to early July - for a continuous supply throughout the season. Sow seed 1/4 in./6 mm deep @ 2 per in./25 mm; cover with fine soil and firm. Space rows 16 - 18 in./41 - 46 cm apart. Thin seedlings to 8 in./20 cm apart.
BLANCHING: Upright heads can be blanched by tying outer loose leaves 5 in./13 cm from the ground when plants are 6 or 7 in./15 or 18 cm tall. This blanches tender hearts white.
HARVEST heads at ground level, when the heads feel firm.