Organic Lettuce - Salad Bowl
This is the first of the â€œcut and come againâ€ types to arrive in our gardens. Its bright green serrated leaves form large heads, and it gives a different texture to salads.
Early sowing outdoors can be made direct into the growing site 1.5cm deep. October sowings should be made into a cold frame. Thin out seedlings as they grow until 20cm apart. Plants raised in a cold frame need only be thinned to 10cm until the spring when they can be thinned again and the extra seedlings planted outside. For a slightly later crop, seeds can be sown very early in the year in a cold frame and planted out as soon as conditions allow.