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Lettuce Arctic King
Arctic King is a very hardy butterhead type of lettuce, for growing outside during the winter. It boasts compact bright green heads ready in spring from autumn sowing. This type can be brought on a few weeks earlier by placing cloches over the crop in January or February.
Product Part Number: 12638
When to sow
When to Sow Arctic King Lettuce Seeds
August to September
Where to Sow
Sow seeds direct into growing site thinly along rows 1.5cm (1/2in) deep , spaced 30cm (12in) apart . Later sowings can be made in a cold frame.
What to do next
Thin seedlings once large enough to handle to 30cm (12in) apart. In colder areas some protection with cloches may be required. Cold frame sowings can be transplanted to the growing site in spring , spaced as above.
March to May the following year.
Keep a wary eye for bird and slug damage in the spring, they are a tempting morsel for wildlife at that time of year.
A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.