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Lettuce 'Descartes'

The most handsome and elegant lettuce I've ever seen. Perfect for pots or any prominent patch in the garden.
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10 seeds

5 plugs (190497-5)

10 seedlings (190497-10)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
sativa
Common name
Lettuce
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Direct sow in small batches every 4-6 weeks, March-early September. Can also sow in modules under cover February-September, but avoid the hottest weeks. In warm weather, water the drill before sowing and sow in the evening.

Description

The most handsome and elegant lettuce I've ever seen with lots of mini hearts making one head. Perfect for pots or any prominent patch in the garden. Pick whole or treat as cut-and-come-again.

Care Tips

Lettuces need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Hot weather increases the likelihood of them going to seed.