Lactuca sativa ( Continuity Lettuce )

‘Continuity’ is a butterhead lettuce generally ready for harvest 55 days after sowing. This is one of the most widely grown lettuces in the world, with attractive look and taste. Bronze outer leaves protect a tight, light green 12 to 16 inches head. Plant early, as it can prematurely bolt in hot weather. Start from seed 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost date. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in wide rows and thin to 8 to 12 inches apart. Thinned seedlings can be replanted. Keep soil moist but not soggy. Protect from rabbits and slugs. Extend the harvest season by planting successive crops. Summer heat causes lettuce to bolt. Pick outer leaves as they grow or harvest all at once. Harvesting when weather or day temperature is cooler will result in crisper leaves. Do not harvest lettuces until you are ready to use it.