Lettuce Marvel of Four Seasons
Item Number: 12607
Lettuce is a staple ingredient for most tasty salads. So why not make yours more exciting by growing your own crunchy salad leaves.
Marvel of Four Seasons is a real stunner to add colour to a salad, with its deep red outer leaves and light green heart. It boasts excellent flavour and is well worth a try. This variety of lettuce is a butterhead type.
Seed Count: 750
WHEN TO SOW
March to July.
WHERE TO SOW
Sow thinly in drills 2cm deep with 30cm between rows.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Thin out the seedlings as they grow to an eventual spacing of 35cm. Thinnings can be transplanted to the same spacings.
About 10 weeks after sowing.
For taste, colour and texture in salads, try spinach leaves, Nasturtium leaves and flowers and celery leaves.
Lettuce is high in anti-oxidant, folic acid and vitamin C.
Lettuce seeds can be sown in modules. seed trays or direct into the growing site and thinned to the required spacings as soon as possible. Rows should be about 30cm apart and the seeds sown 1cm deep. Small lettuces can be spaced at 15-20cm distances, whilst large crispheads will need 30-35cm. Regular watering is essential especially the 7-10 days before maturity. Lettuces mature quickly, butterheads at about 10 weeks and crisphead and cos types at around 14 weeks. They will not stand for more than 5-7 days once mature before running to seed, so successful successional sowing or the use of the "cut and come again" types is required. Sowings begin in February under glass at 15°C followed by outdoor sowings under cloches until late autumn. Sowings for overwinter production uses cloches and glasshouse. Germination difficulties may be experienced in July and August as lettuce seed will go into dormancy if sown in very hot weather.