Lettuce 'Descartes'

Lettuce 'Descartes' is one of the most handsome and elegant lettuces I've ever seen. Perfect for pots or any prominent patch in the garden. More
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Lettuce 'Descartes' is one of the most handsome and elegant lettuces I've ever seen. Perfect for pots or any prominent patch in the garden.

Genus Lactuca sativa
Variety Descartes
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Soil Type Neutral
Site Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but 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.
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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Reviewed 27th October 2015 by Joyce Barwise

First time ever growing lettuce in large wooden planter. I chose Lettuce Descartes for my first adventure into growing salad stuffs. Excellent, the salad formed beautifully and just grew and grew - no damage to leaves and the taste was great. So easy to sow and I shall be growing again next year.