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10 Organic 'Little Gem' Lettuce Plants Vegetables

10 Organic 'Little Gem' Lettuce Plants

SKU: VEG0075

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RHS Award winning Romaine lettuce
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The Highlights

    • Juicy, crunchy leaves perfect for summer dishes
    • RHS Award Winner for quality and reliabilty
    • One of the all time gardeners (and food-lovers) favourite lettuce
    • Matures early–one of the first lettuces of the season

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Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Slugs and aphids can be a problem for lettuce. To prevent slug damage keep the area around the lettuces clean and dry as possible, especially during the night. Use barriers such as crushed egg shells or copper wire. If the problem is known then you can use specific slug-killing nematodes–make sure you read the instructions on the package.MORE

Water Regularly

Full-sun to partial shadeMORE

Full-sun to partial shade

Lettuce needs around 6-8 hours of sunlight every day. Partial shade during the hottest parts of the day will help prevent the plant bolting (running to flower and stopping leaf growth).MORE

Rich, well-draining soil

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil. If you are planting into the ground then make sure you have added plenty of compost, epsecially if your soil is clay-heavy as the lettuce can rot due to poor drainage.MORE

Feed Initially

Applying a nitrogen-rich feed such as chicken manure pellets will help promote leafy growth resulting in bigger lettuce heads.MORE

Not required

Put the tools down! No pruning required.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants
Plug plants are small seedlings that allows you to skip the germination process involved in having to sow from seed.

Height on arrival:

5-15cm

Eventual height:

20cm

Eventual spread:

20cm

Tasting notes:

Intensely sweet lettuce flavour

Time to first crop:

6-8 weeks

Hardiness:

Hardy
Plant after the last frost and it will do great

Uses:

Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Sandwiches

Rootstock:

Spacing:

15-25cm
If planting in rows the plant 15-25cm apart with another 20cm in between the rows. If planting in a pot then plant 15-20cm apart and ensure the pot has adequate drainage holes.