Lettuce, Slogun (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green and Red Crisphead. 60-90 days.
Heads are green with bronze tips, upright in stature, size up quickly but then can sit in the field for weeks before bolting. Great for folks that like to have lettuce in the garden but don’t like to eat it all at once. Slogun will wait for you to decide to eat a BLT and it will wait for the tomatoes to come on too. Needless to say, we eat a lot of BLT’s when Slogun is around. The slowest bolting lettuce we produce seed for. An old Tim Peters variety that comes to us via Turtle Tree Seeds.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden at 1′ spacing 3-4 weeks after sprouting. Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.
Collect seeds when flowers are downy like dandelions. Cut seed heads and place upside down in a bag to dry for a few days. Knock seed heads against side of bucket or tote, rub downy fluff off seeds. Winnow and screen to clean.