Spring Salad Blend

Lactuca sativa

Asteraceae

Origin: Mediterranean + Northern Africa

Organic Non-GMO Certified

Total Growth Cycle: 40 days

This blend of leafy lettuces is perfect for growing your own salad! With broad leaves and a mild flavor, this mix can be enjoyed simply as a snack or as a base for your next salad. Enjoy as a microgreen, petite or mature leaf.

Tasting Guide

Tasting is recommended from approximately 10 days onward, depending on your preference for lettuce size and flavor. Tasting period is highlighted in green in the Growing Timeline Overview.

Growing Tips

Can be cut for a single regrowth at any point after the microgreens phase.

Watering

Expect to top up water at least once (aside from when adding nutrients) during the growing cycle. When prompted to refill water, pour tap water gently through the sIO until the water level reaches the fourth and highest tick mark on the right side basin window. Water additions will be prompted around days 20 and 34 of the growth cycle.

Lighting

Our salad mix requires darkness for germination, so while your seeds are germinating, the blue and white LED lights will be on very dimly. Once you remove the dark germination cover, all LEDs (red, white, and blue) will turn on brightly. The maximum time lights will be on is 16 hours per day.

 

Growing Timeline

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*Must be advanced by the user by this time by removing germination cover

Green indicates period for tasting

Phase 1

Watering

In this phase your plant will receive continuous misting to begin dissolving the nutrients in the sIO and jumpstart germination. Be sure to keep the black humidity cover on during this phase.

Phase 2

Germination

When the majority of seeds have germinated, remove the black humidity cover and update app to transition to the Seedling growth phase. Remember to record in the app that you have removed the humidity cover. If germination occurs and the humidity cover is not removed within 6 days, the plant will die. If germination does not occur within 6 days contact support.

Phase 3

Seedling

Cotyledons expand and grow, and true leaves are emerging.

Phase 4

Microgreens

If harvesting salad microgreens, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for microgreens, leave the plant as is.

Phase 5

Petite Greens

When prompted to refill nutrients, pour measured nutrient packet into the basin, then add tap water gently through the sIO until it reaches the fourth tick mark. If harvesting petite salad greens, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for petite salad greens, leave the plant as is.

Phase 6

Mature Greens

Your plants will reach maturity around day 27 and will continue growing until day 60. Feel free to harvest any/all of your plants during this window. You may also need to adjust your lamp head during this phase if your plants grow too close to it, you will receive a notification to do so. When you’re ready to harvest, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app.