Lettuce - Little Gem (Seeds)
Renowned for its mildly sweet flavour yet ultra-crispy texture. One of the earliest cos to mature – often in as little as 8 weeks! Resistant to common pests and diseases and like the other cos types, nicely heat tolerant. An ideal variety for successive sowings spring through fall. And for a Ceasar salad, there is no better green!
How to Grow
880 seed/gram. Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. Gradually thin seedlings to 15 cm (6″) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest by cutting the head off at the base just below the lower leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.