growing lettuce

In addition to lettuce being a traditional base to any salad, it can also help you reach the standard daily requirement for several important vitamins and minerals, it is also a powerful anti-oxidents that help keep your immune system healthy

  • Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors from March to July

  • Choose a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil.

  • Sow your seeds sparingly 1/2 inch below the compost and dampen the soil. Don’t let the seed/seedling dry out although soil should remain damp not wet.

  • Germination should take 7-10 days depending on the weather conditions.

  • Once plants become established. Keep the lettuce well watered with occasional fertiliser,

  • Seedling shoud be thinned out once the plants have formed their first few leaves. Harvest the leaves whilst young and tender for cut and crop harvest, or  wait a while for the whole lettuce head which can take up to 10 weeks depending on your desired size.

 

Organic mulch can help to retain moisture during hot weather and also provide nutrients throughout the season.

 

Please Note…. We have tested our seeds for germination and are confident in the quality of our product. We cannot however guarantee germination due to too many variables, although following the steps above will greatly improve your chances. On a final note, we advise putting netting over your flowerbed to avoid the birds and other animals from stealing your seeds. Happy Growing!

CREATED BY PROJECT ABUNDANCE 2019 

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