|'Sunshine' is an attractive loose-leaf lettuce with glossy green and bronze red leaves, which is generally ready for harvest 50 to 60 days after sowing. The leaves are frilled and curly and mild flavored. Very wilt-resistant, it is a good variety to take to market. Performs best in cool 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.