REINE DES GLACES LETTUCE is a French heirloom named for the crown shaped leaves and its ability to grow in the cold when others have stopped ("Ice Queen"). Surprisingly, it is also slow to bolt when the heat sets in.Medium to dark green crisp heart and dark green deeply-cut pointed lacy leaves. Stays crisp even on hot days. Use as a leaf lettuce after heads are cut. Crisphead type, 62 days. 100 seeds.
GROWING TIPS: Lettuces are my absolute favorite - I dedicate a lot of space to them in my garden because I like variety and they can be really beautiful kissed by the sun. Direct sow in early spring and late summer. The more space each lettuce has to grow the larger it becomes. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clips what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow. Lettuces love cool (not cold) weather and respond to well-prepared soil and regular weeding and watering. Relatively pest-free, with the exception of slugs (easily combatted with a barrier of ashes or copper wire) and furry invaders (chicken wire cloches work best there).