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Lettuce Intred (Gem)

Description

An upright compact little gem lettuce with reddish-purple outer leaves and an appealing red heart. Great for adding a splash of colour and flavour to salads. Grows to heights and widths of around 20cm.

Product Part Number: 12652

Pack Size: 175 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £2.05

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When to Sow Intred Lettuce Seeds

End of February to July

Where to Sow

Sowings can be made underglass, sow seeds into pots or trays of seed sowing compost at a temperature of 15-20C and lightly cover seeds with sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Alternatively sow seeds from April thinly along rows 1.5cm (1/2in) deep and 30cm (12in) apart direct in the vegetable plot.

What to do next

Sowings made underglass can be pricked out into individual pots or module trays and grown on until ready to harden off and plant out into the vegetable plot 30cm (12in) apart between the plants and the rows. Seedlings sown direct outside can be thinned once large enough to handle to 30cm (12in) apart. Thinnings can also be transplanted into other rows, watered in well during hot dry spells.

Maturity

10-12 weeks from sowing

Handy tip

If sowing seed during very hot weather, place the seed packet in the fridge overnight and sow the next day. This cooling down of the seeds will help to improve germination.

Nutritional Values

A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.
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