- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile and moisture retentive
If you can't decide which lettuces to grow this year, this is the mix for you: a delicious blend of summer varieties including butterhead, cos, crisp and leafy types to give a wide variety of colours, textures and flavours from one sowing. Mix with spicy rocket and annual herbs like chervil for instant mixed salad straight from the garden.
- Growing Instructions:Sow into trays or modules in the greenhouse or on a windowsill and harden off before planting out. Or sow direct in shallow drills where they are to grow, either in containers or in the open ground, thinning seedlings to 15cm apart. Protect from slugs and cover early sowings with a cloche. For easy to harvest cut-and-come-again salads, broadcast sow in blocks and when leaves reach 8cm tall, snip them off with scissors 2cm above ground.
- Sow: March-July
- Harvest: May-September
- Approximate quantity: 1200 seeds.
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Q:When do I plant potatoes and other veg?
When is the best time to plants potatoes? Also can you advise me what veg I could grow now until March with poly tunnels?Asked on 4/10/2006 by Bets Ingram
A:You can start chitting your early and maincrop seed potatoes in February, but the best time to plant is in early to mid spring. As for growing vegetables in your polytunnels, you have lots of options. Spinach, kale, and some varieties of lettuce will live through the winter in a polytunnel. Certain kinds of onion work well from an autumn sowing, and you'll get a much earlier crop than if you'd waited until spring. Other possibilities are cabbage, Pak Choy, Chinese cabbage, and most root crops. Leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and radishes, can be sown for winter harvestAnswered on 5/10/2006 by Crocus
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