3/20 and 3/27 are our first waves of spring bulbs shipping!
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Renee's Garden - Red Deer Tongue’s long and beautiful triangular pointed leaves grow outward and upward to form loose heads just perfect to add great color to salads and the leaves have a succulent texture and melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Our special Red Deer Tongue strain has been carefully reselected for uniform dark red color, stronger plant vigor, and heat tolerance. The richly colored, deep ruby-hued leaves glow like a spring treasure in both the garden and kitchen.
Deer tongue lettuce came over to America around 1740 and was slowly cultivated to have different forms. This variation is unique as it is a vibrant red color that adds interest to both your garden and your plate.
Instructions - In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow seeds about 1 inch apart over the entire seedbed or in wide rows, then cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep the seedbed evenly moist. Plant again as the weather cools in late summer for fall salads. Thin seedlings stand about 6 inches apart so they have room to grow and mature. Heirloom Red Deer Tongue grows and tastes best grown in mild spring or cooler fall weather with consistent moisture.
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