Follow these recommendations for successful selection, sowing, and cultural production of baby-leaf leafy crops to be harvested as greens or salad mix components. Techniques are specific to baby leaf production for harvest at this maturity stage. This tech sheet outlines basic small-scale field production methods and primary aspects of producing a wide range of leafy salad greens.
Browse our complete selection of lettuce and greens varieties trialed and selected specifically for successful baby leaf production.
Key Growing Information

Lettuce | Key Growing Information

Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing LETTUCE. Learn how to grow romaine, butterhead, iceberg, summercrisp and other types of full-size head or babyleaf, organic and heirloom lettuce, from Johnny's Selected Seeds.
Follow the instructions in Johnny's Salanova Lettuce Tech Sheet for successful production; includes detailed information on culture, thermal dormancy, transplanting, direct seeding, harvesting, and post-harvest handling.
Printable, 2-pp insert featuring new one-cut lettuce varieties from Johnny's Selected Seeds, and background information on how we trial and select our one-cut lettuces for performance in harvest window, quality, leaf size, texture, flavor, habit, ease of harvesting, consistency, uniformity, visual appeal, disease resistance, and adaptable performance.
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing pelleted lettuce seed. Read more for a successful harvest!
Printable, 2-pp insert featuring Salad Mixes and Microgreens Mixes from Johnny's Selected Seeds.
The Salanova Cutter Tool is uniquely designed for one-cut lettuce. The tool is used when processing full heads of the Cored type of Salanova into salad mix, and is not needed for the Incised type...
Specifications for Salanova lettuce varieties from Johnny's: improved efficiency, yield per area, stress tolerance, field holding, shelf-life, and ROI.
A slide deck recap of our Lettuce & Greens for Southern Growers Webinar. Topics: • Johnny’s Trial Farm • Solutions for Heat-Related Issues • Common Problems • Production Systems • Tools & Supplies • Variety Selection for the Heat • Environmental Preferences • Heat-Adapted Types • Proven Performers • Specialty Greens • Trial Report: University of Georgia • Acknowledgements & Resources
Browse our complete selection of hydroponic head lettuce varieties, selected specifically for successful hydroponic production.
A slide deck recap of takeaways from Johnny's One-Cut Lettuces: Insights & Techniques for Small Farms, with Lettuce Product Manager Brenna Chase and Lettuce Trial Technician Daniel Yoder.