Why Grow Lettuce From Seed?
Suttons offer many types of Lettuce for all occasions, quick and simple to grow. Sow rows of Lettuce every two weeks through the spring until July. Come September start sowing winter lettuce seeds. This will give a constant supply of Lettuce pretty much through-out the year. Quick growing ‘Red salad bowl’ to crispy ’Red Iceberg’ to ‘All year round’ for a continual supply.
Where To Grow Lettuce?
Lettuce plants take up little space, can be grown on the edge of borders or even in a window box. It’s a quick and easy crop.
How To Grow Lettuce From Seed?
- Prepare the ground for your Lettuce seed sowing, removing weeds, fork in organic matter or well-rotted manure. Consolidating and raking a nice fine seedbed. If soil is heavy add Seaweed meal
- Alternatively, start lettuce off in trays of individual cells or a cell propagator. They can be transplanted once large enough to handle. Always use a decent peat-free compost.
- When it comes to planting lettuce out, rake in some organic slow-release fertiliser like comfrey pellets
- Put down gardening lines to create even rows as this will make weeding easier. Check the packet for distancing but leave gaps between rows for continual sowing of crops. Lettuce can be sown and grown every few weeks.
- Sow the seed thickly and thin out any excess lettuce seedlings to allow correct space for remaining seedlings. Thinned out seedlings can be sprinkled into a salad.
- Watering regularly particularly in dry conditions, a regular liquid feed will be beneficial and always check for the dreaded slugs and snails.
Slugs and Snails will like the soft foliage of Lettuce, so if the problem is bad try using organic slug pellets. However, use those as a last resort and use moderately if necessary. Traps and barriers can be used as an on-going solution. In dry periods pick off any mildewed leaves.
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