I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Prizehead Lettuce Seed
Lactuca sativa Prizehead Lettuce Seed (45 days)
First catalog entry I can find for "Prizehead" seems to be around 1889 in Maule's Seed catalog. It may be older, but seems to be carried by most major seed companies after this time.
Prizehead produces luscious heads of green lettuce with outer leaves that are loose and curled. The inner leaves are lime green and the outer fringed leaf tips are purple to bronze. Prizehead is perfect for salads and garnishes.
Exceedingly crisp, sweet and tender. A perfect salad lettuce for the home gardener that is slow to bolt. There is a reason this lettuce survived over 130 years and is still around. People like it and keep growing it!
1918 Alneer Brothers Seed Company Catalog says about Prizehead lettuce...
"An excellent sort; forms a mammoth plant in which the outer leaves are crisp and tender and remain so through out the season."
1933 R.H. Shumway Seed Catalog says about Prizehead lettuce...
"An old standard loose-leaf type that has always been a great favorite with the home gardener because of its quick growth and easy culture. The leaves are large and finely crumpled and fringed; outside they are green touched with red, inside a light green. The inner leaves especially are brittle, tender and sweet. the heads are medium-large adn yield a good supply of lettuce.
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. OR, TX
I have not had time yet to plant and harvest Prizehead Lettuce from your seed.
I have moved to The Dalles, Oregon, and will be sowing some of the seed in a large container this week. This variety has been my favorite looseleaf lettuce for many years. This is the first time I have ordered the seed from you, and am interested to see if there is any difference in the strain you offer and the one from my old seed supplier.