Lettuce- Grand Rapids TBR Leaf (Heirloom)

Lettuce- Grand Rapids TBR Leaf (Heirloom)

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Lettuce- Grand Rapids TBR (Heirloom)

Lactuca sativa

Grand Rapids TBR, a vibrant loose leaf lettuce with light green leaves and a slightly white center, grows rapidly from Fall through early Spring. It was developed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to handle the cool or warm, damp, and low light conditions that the lettuce would endure in the shipping process. Now, what the heck does that have to do with growing lettuce in Florida? Don't ask me why I tried this one out. I don't remember. Turns out, that in making this lettuce more robust for packing and distribution, they developed a lettuce that can handle our bi-polar winter weather. In addition, if you or a house member is on "team Iceberg", first off, my condolences. Grand Rapids with its light, crisp, clean taste, makes a great substitute.

Days to germination 3-12 days
Days to maturity 35-45 days
Life cycle annual
Plant time/Harvest Plant seeds outdoors when night temperatures are in the 60's. Continue to plant is succession until late Winter
Spacing 10-12 in.
Sun full sun or part shade in late spring
Soil temperature 35-75  degrees F.
Optimum soil P.H 6.1-7.5
Height 9-15 in.

Our aim is to fulfill your order as quickly as possible. While most orders are processed within 7 days, we understand that sometimes it may take longer. Please note that expedited shipping options like Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air only affect the transit time once your order leaves our facility, not the preparation time.

Pickup Orders
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.

Live Plants
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.

Seed Orders
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bulk Soil
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.

Bagged Soil
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.

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