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Lettuce Prizehead Seeds 150+
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Seed Type:  Lettuce Variety:  Black Seeded Simpson

Quantity: 150 (you will receive slightly more than specified quantity)
Buy 4 packets and choose a 5th packet equal to the lowest value from my range of seeds for free.  (See my shop for more details).

See other items for more seed varieties

Please see below for further details including:

·         Full purchase details

·         Crop descriptions and more about my seeds

·         Growing instructions

Why buy from me? 

·         All seeds are purchased from first class Australian, England and American top rated wholesaler suppliers who demand a high germination rate and therefore a high yield from their seeds.

·         I personally grow the seeds to ensure my suppliers consistently provide good quality seed.

·         All seeds are posted within 24 hours.

·         I care about you, will listen and take on your feedback, it allows me to continually improve my business.

·         Postage is free!

·         I use recycled materials for postage (no plastic bubble wrap) so everything sent can go into your garden

Crop Description:

 Prizehead Leaf Lettuce first appeared in 1889 in Maule's Seed catalogue. 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!

Can be cultivated when mature or pick off outer leaves.  Great in salads, sandwiches and even soups or grilled.

When to sow: Please note the below are recommendations, I know many gardeners who break rules with great results by growing crops sheltered by others etc.  These are based on the many (yes there are many) garden guides that often have variations as well as feedback from my regular buyers and growers.  It’s all part of the fun J but hop it helps

There are many good online sites that I am sure you can find, if not email and I will help.  Gardening Australia (ABC show) and others are a great reference.

Lettuces need good soil, light, free draining and rich in organic matter. It needs to hold lots of water and lots of nitrogen and other nutrients.  Full sun in cooler climates and colder months and semi shade in hotter periods/climates.

Lettuces taste best when they are grown as fast as possible and for that they need water and food.

Lettuces need lots of everything, and they want a steady supply of it. Any set back they suffer will at least make them tough and bitter, at worst it will cause them to bolt to seed straight away without making any leaves for you! So make sure they never get stressed (e.g. by forgetting to water them).
Lettuce has shallow roots, so it dries out easily.

Growing Lettuce From Seed:

Direct seeding is the easiest way to grow lettuce.
Either spread the seed very thinly along a row and cover lightly with soil, or sprinkle it over a bed and rake it in.

Lettuce seed is very fine and not easy to spread evenly, therefore both methods will likely require you to thin your seedlings later. (But if you wait long enough you can then eat the thinnings as baby lettuce!)

To thin, cut the surplus lettuce plants rather than pulling them out, so you don't damage the roots of the neighbouring plants.

Direct seeding will likely cause some losses. Emerging lettuce seedlings are very vulnerable to all sorts of bugs. Slugs love them, so do grass and leaf hoppers, and earwigs and other soil insects can get them before they even break the surface! Also, lettuces grow very slowly in the beginning and are easily overgrown by weeds.

You can also grow your lettuces in pots or punnets and transplant them when they are big enough to handle.

Handle them very carefully to minimize the transplanting shock. Ideally you don't disturb the roots at all. (For that reason punnets or planting trays with individual slots are preferable to pots.)

Only transplant lettuce in the late afternoon to give them the longest possible time to settle in, before they have to cope with the sun and heat.

If your lettuce seedlings were grown in shade or semi shade you need to sun harden them before transplanting them.

Alternatively you can provide shade for a few days in their new position and then gradually remove it. (A couple of hours the first day, longer the next and so on.) If it's very hot, you may need to do both.

The cooler the weather, the better your chances to successfully transplant your lettuce.




















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A hardy annual


Seed Planting Recommendations


Full sun though avoid in hotter climates as bolting will occur

Seed depth

3 to 4 mm

Plant Space

25 mm

Row Space

300 mm

Companion plants

Radish, beets, kohlrabi, onions, beans, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, broccoli, thyme

Seed Germination

7 to 14 days


50 to 75 Days (though leaves can be picked from about 30 days)


An excellent contribution to the vegetable garden!

Postage: I sell seeds with both free and charged postage. Smaller volumes have postage charges added to cover costs, with greater quantities I absorb the postage costs. Each listing will describe the costs, if unsure please contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: I CANNOT SEND ANY ITEMS TO WA OR TAS DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS (I am working on this, so sorry TAS and WA growers, I feel your pain)

Please note combined shipping promotions and free postage applies to Australian Orders only, for international postage please contact us for postage discount information.

For International Shipping: Some countries have import restrictions for seeds, please ensure you are allowed to import seeds before purchasing. The buyer is responsible for any customs or import tax related fees.

Happy bidding and don't forget to check out my other items

General Planting Tips:

·         As a general rules seeds need to be planted to a depth 1 ½ to 2 times their size for a good strike rate.

·         Factors influencing strike rate are moisture, temperature, seed quality, soil PH and temperature (and your green thumbs J )

·         Plant more seeds than required in an area.  This allows for seeds that don’t germinate or are eaten by insects.  Then thin/relocate some plants once they appear.

·         Against each seed type I place a recommendation on how easy it is to transplant, where hard it is heavily advisable to sow direct in the garden as the failure rate is likely to be high if you plant in a pot for later transfer.

·         For root crops (carrots, parsnip etc) remove rocks to help with straighter vegetable crops

·         My postage is free and postage is swift but if you want express postage I can accommodate that at Australian Post rates.









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