Lettuce Salad Bowl Red and Green

Lettuce Salad Bowl Red and Green - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Lactuca sativa

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • A crisp and tender
  • Harvest throughout the summer. 
  • Slow to bolt
  • Makes an attractive and tasty summer salad

This mix of Lettuce can be very easy to grow as a baby leaf lettuce or as a loose leaf lettuce, depending on what the grower prefers. It has a good bolt resistance and likes to be planted in a rich, well drained soil. Planting takes place between March and August, with harvest times of April to October.

Approx. 1250 seeds

Outdoors: sow thinly, March-August where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, which has already been watered. Allow 25cm (10") between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Thin out to 20cm (8") apart. No thinning is necessary if only baby leaves are required. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply. Harvest: April-October.

Cut a few leaves from each plant, perfect for baby leaf type salads. They will grow back for up to four cuts. Cut the whole heads of mature plants.

For a change, try warm or hot lettuce. Braise, Sauté or stir-fry.

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