Lettuce - Little Gem Cos
This is a popular gardeners choice. Little Gem produces small, compact, bright green heads. They are slightly more open than other varieties but has an outstanding flavour.
Sow the seed from the end of February to July. Sowings can be made under glass in pots or trays. Keep at a temperature of 15-20C and lightly cover seeds with sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Alternatively sow seeds from April thinly along rows, 1.5cm deep and 30cm apart direct in the vegetable plot. Sowings made under glass can be pricked out into individual pots or module trays and grown on until ready to harden off. Plant out into the vegetable plot, 30cm apart between the plants and the rows. Seedlings sown direct outside can be thinned once large enough to handle to 30cm apart. Thinnings can also be transplanted into other rows. Water in well during hot dry spells.