Lettuce Little Gem - Seeds

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Catalogue Code: 3031-0619

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If ever a lettuce variety deserved its name it was Little Gem! Try growing your own from seed for the best flavour - Extraordinarily sweet & perfect for individual salads.

Key Features

  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 1000 Lettuce Seeds

Description

If ever a variety deserved its name it was Little Gem!

Grow your own for the best flavour and you can eat it minutes after picking.

Compact, dark green leaves, with a very solid, crisp and crunchy heart. Extraordinarily sweet and just perfect for individual salads.

Lettuces are easy to grow in the smallest of gardens or even in pots on a balcony or patio.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Sow Indoors
Sow Outdoors
Harvest

How to Guide

Sowing Indoors

Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost.

Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F) and keep moist. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost. Gradually accustom them to conditions outside for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their cropping positions 25cm (10in) apart from late spring onwards. Water plants generously in dry weather.

Sowing Outdoors

Sow seeds thinly in a pre-watered shallow row, lightly covering with a little soil. Keep soil moist as dry conditions impair germination.

Remember small sowings made every three weeks through the summer should ensure a continuous supply of delicious lettuces. Allow 30cm (12in) between rows.

Potting on/Thining Out

Thin seedlings to about 25cm (10in) apart when large enough to handle.