Organic Lettuce: Crisphead Saladin. Lactuca sativa.
Crisphead type with very crispy green blistered leaves. Lettuce hybridises readily with other members of the Lactuca genus and this has aided plant breeders to devlelop many kinds. Rich in Vitamins A and K and a source of foliate and iron.
How to grow:
Sow seeds into modules from March to July. Plant out into well prepared beds after frosts have passed or under cover from March onwards. Sowings in autumn can be cropped over winter. Keep well watered to prevent bolting. Lettuce does not like extreme heat nor frost.
High resistance to bolting. Aphids overwinter on Ribes spp. (Blackcurrants etc.), so keeping them clean and growing your lettuce at a distance can help reduce your aphid problem on other lettuce varieties.
Favourite ways to eat them:
It’s good practice to wash your leaves well when eating raw. Perfect mixed with other leaves for a fresh healthy salad. I am assured by my sister that lettuce soup is delicious.
Though the native range of lettuce extends from the Mediterranean to Siberia it is now grown worldwide.
Avg contents: 200 seeds.