Lettuce - Little Gem
This is probably the best loved mini cos lettuce, with gloriously sweet flavoured, dark green leaves and a crisp, solid heart.
Sow outdoors thinly, from March to July where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, which has already been watered. Allow 25cm between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Thin out to 15cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply. Harvest from June to October.