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A brilliant all-rounder with semi-hearting heads of sweetly flavoured, crisp leaves. Grows well outside from spring to autumn and performs well undercover from autumn to spring.

Genus Lactuca
Group/Species sativa
Variety Leny
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Soil Type Neutral
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Spacing 20-25cm (8-10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 2-3 weeks from March - August in lines, or blocks, straight into the ground. Water the drill before sowing to decrease temperatures and sow in the evening. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips The plants need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Hot weather inhibits germination.
Storing This keeps well in the fridge.
Harvesting 6 weeks from sowing. Pick whole or treat as cut-and-come-again.
Cooking Notes This can be cooked, stuffed or eaten raw.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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