This delicious blend of different lettuce leaves form the basis of the traditional ‘green salad’ found along the Mediterranean. Herbs and edible flowers are frequently added. Individual leaves are picked when very young before any hearts develop, and the plants simply produce more in their place.
How To Grow:
Sow a few seeds in each clump, 6mm deep. Cover with fine layer of seed raising mix or soil, water gently. Space rows 10cm apart. Feed with liquid fertiliser every 10-14 days. Water often as lettuce have shallow roots. Make successive sowings.
When To Plant: Spring and Summer.
Harvest: 5-7.5cm (2-3in) high above the crown.
Sow: Spring, Summer