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Lambs Lettuce

August and September is the best time to sow this hardy annual with delicate leaves that taste hazelnutty.
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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
15cm (6in)
Common name
Corn Salad (Valerianella locusta)
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)

Description

August and September is the best time to sow this hardy annual with delicate leaves that taste hazelnutty. It is great topped with crushed hard-boiled egg, toasted hazelnuts and a mustard dressing.

Care Tips

Start harvesting 3-4 weeks from planting. Pick whole rosettes, slicing them off with a sharp knife and they will keep producing until it gets properly hot and dry. Harvest is prolonged by growing in dappled shade and regular watering.