Organic Lettuce: Baby Leaf. Catalogna. Lactuca sativa.
Catalonga is a cut and come again type, suitable also for baby leaf production. It is an early variety that is not susceptable to bolting. It has large deeply lobed mid green leaves.
How to grow:
Sow seeds into modules starting February through to August. Transplant out into well prepared beds after frost and when seedlings are large enough, about 5cms tall. Harvest from April up until first frosts. Sow successionally and harvest regularly. Keep well watered. Lettuce prefers mid-range temperatures.
Water from below. Increase transplanting distance to 30cms x 30cms to grow bigger plants with more mature leaves.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Perfect mixed with other leaves for a fresh healthy salad.
Though the native range of lettuce extends from the Mediterranean to Siberia it is now grown worldwide.
Seed weight 800 seeds/gram.