lettuce (cut and come again) 'Red Salad Bowl'

lettuce (cut and come again) / Lactuca sativa 'Red Salad Bowl'

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Buy lettuce (cut and come again) 'Red Salad Bowl' lettuce (cut and come again) / Lactuca sativa 'Red Salad Bowl': Gorgeous red-tinged bronze leaves

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile and moisture retentive

    The gorgeous red-tinged bronze leaves of this lovely loose-leaf lettuce are deeply lobed, like an oak leaf, and look very pretty in salads. This reliable variety will tolerate some hot weather and is very slow to bolt. It's also a cut-and-come-again type, so you can pick the outer leaves over several weeks and the heart continues producing more. Alternate plants with 'Green Salad Bowl' lettuces for a pretty and colourful edging in flowerbeds and decorative veg gardens.

  • 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.

  • Sow: March-July

  • Harvest: May-September

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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?

Bets Ingram

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 harvest

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