mixed lettuce / Lactuca sativa 'Mixed'
- Available in 4 weeks
- approx 1200 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile and moisture retentive
If you can't decide which lettuces to grow this year, this is the mix for you: a delicious blend of summer varieties including butterhead, cos, crisp and leafy types to give a wide variety of colours, textures and flavours from one sowing. Mix with spicy rocket and annual herbs like chervil for instant mixed salad straight from the garden.
- Growing Instructions: Sow into trays or modules in the greenhouse or on a windowsill and harden off before planting out. Or sow direct in shallow drills where they are to grow, either in containers or in the open ground, thinning seedlings to 15cm apart. Protect from slugs and cover early sowings with a cloche. For easy to harvest cut-and-come-again salads, broadcast sow in blocks and when leaves reach 8cm tall, snip them off with scissors 2cm above ground.
- Sow: March-July
- Harvest: May-September
- Approximate quantity: 1200 seeds.