lettuce 'Romaine Bionda'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: tender
A classic Romaine lettuce introduced before 1892 in Italy. It has a crunchy rib and upright, green head. It is especially good for making Caesar salads and is ideal for growing two crops a year if required.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow inside - February to May and/or July to August and plant out March to June and/or August to September
Sow outside - February to May and/or July to August when the air temperature is above 5°C
Sow 0.5cm deep
Thin plants to 20cm apart April to June and/or August to October
Harvest - May to July and/or September to November
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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 10/4/2006 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 10/5/2006 by Crocus
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