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Lettuce Information



Latuca sativa

A salad vegetable in a huge array of varieties. When early, main, and late crops are used it is possible to have lettuce all year round.

Moon Planting Type: Leafy

Soil Type: Any Soil

Aspect: Any aspect

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Heated greenhouse

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



Lettuce Growing Notes


Sow early crops under glass and then plant out under cloches. Main and late crops can be sown directly into the ground at a depth of 1cm and 20-30cm apart. Late crops should be protected under cloches.

Pruning & Thining

Thin as required


Pick loose leaf lettuce as and when required. Pick leaves from different plants so they can continue growing. Heart lettuce can be harvested when the heart is firm.

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Lettuce Varieties

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