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Lettuce Little Gem is very popular with amateur growers, and also a best seller in the supermarkets. It is a quick maturing, compact small cos type with tight hearts with a very sweet flavour. It is especially suited to smaller garden as it can be grown at a higher density.
Harvesting time will depend on sowing time.
Lettuce need good soil to grow well, ideally the soil should have been well dug the previous autumn incorporating adequate manure as digging. Lettuce plants don’t like full sun but enjoy growing in an area which is slightly shaded and away from full sun.
Seeds can be started indoors or outdoors for a summer crop;
You will need to protect your lettuce seedlings from slugs.
Lettuce are quick growers and before you know it your lettuce will be ready for harvesting. The lettuce will be ready as soon as a firm heart has formed, you can test to see if they ready for harvesting by gently squeezing the top of the plant.
Pull the whole plant from the ground and then cut off the root and lower leaves. Making sure you compost the roots and lower leaves.
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