In many ways Lobjoits is a 'golden oldie', but gardeners know it is still worth growing.
It produces large, dark green, upright hearts with a crunchy texture and good flavour. A favourite in the summer salad bowl.
Sow every 2-3 weeks for a succession all summer or sow in autumn under glass for earliest spring crops.
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How to Guide
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.
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. Ensure remaining seedlings are still firm in the soil.
Water plants generously in dry weather.