Latin Name – Lactuca sativa
Sowing Instructions – Grow in the miscellaneous section of your rotation. Depending on variety, Lettuce can be sown nearly all year round.
Sow seed in modules of good organic seed compost at a temperature not exceeding 18c.
Transplant into the growing site when large enough at a distance of 20-30cm. Lettuce can be sown outside from late March onward in most seasons. Sow in shallow drills and thin to the spacing above. Keep well-watered in dry weather.
Hints and Tips – Lettuce can be braised and even cooked in soup but it is primarily a salad plant. It is not just to be thrown together with a bit of cucumber and tomato though as there are many other uses. It’s great in burger buns, sandwiches, spicy wraps and even as a bed for a tikka curry. We like to wash lettuce and dry it in a clean tea towel or you can use a salad spinner. Mix with other leafy greens like cress, rocket or cornsalad for a perfect green salad.
Number of seeds – 12