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.
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.
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
This easy-to-use, ergonomic, and adjustable device allows you to quickly and efficiently harvest 30"-wide beds of lettuces, greens, mescluns, herbs, spinach, and other baby leaf crops. Clean, precise cutting, directly into bags or crates.
Year-round Nova Scotian gardener and author Niki Jabbour lends Johnny's home gardening community her expertise on how to grow 'Adriana' lettuce, a heat-tolerant, dark green butterhead with broad disease resistance.
Here is the full presentation of our Lettuce & Greens for Southern Growers webinar, followed by a Q&A session. The full video runs approximately 90 minutes.
Watch our video on Salanova, with its one-cut, cored-head structure, providing yields in our trials over 40% greater than direct-seeded babyleaf lettuce. The heads are densely packed with single leaves that are babyleaf-sized. You create the salad by making one cut near the base of the head...