Lettuce – Little Gem

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Cos Lettuce ‘Little Gem’ is one of the earliest varieties to mature, producing small compact plants which are packed with a crisp, sweet heart. This RHS Award of Garden Merit cultivar grows well under cloches and also has excellent root aphid resistance making it a gardener’s favourite

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Latin Name ā€“ Lactuca sativa

Sowing Instructions ā€“ Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors from March to August into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm in drills 30cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Make regular sowings for a constant supply.

Hints and Tips ā€“ Water lettuce frequently and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Dry weather may cause heads of lettuce plants to bolt so watering is particularly critical during the 2 weeks before harvesting. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest lettuce when required by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.

Seeds – 0.8g

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