Lettuce - Red Salad Bowl
This lettuce forms a voluminous head of reddish-bronzed leaves, and is non-hearting. Just pick young leaves as required or cut the full head, wash and keep in the refrigerator.
Lettuce is very suitable for inter-cropping between taller, long-standing vegetables, such as beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Lettuces require rich, moisture retentive soil free of weeds. Make sowings in succession during February and March under protection, or from March to August outdoors. Sow seeds thinly in rows, 13mm deep, allowing 30cm between rows. Thin to about 25cm between plants. It can also be sown all year round thickly under glass for 'salad leaves'. Keep well watered. During warmer months cutting can commence after about 7 days. The whole plant can be lifted complete with roots, soil washed from the roots, which will keep the leaves fresh for a longer time.