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Lettuce Saladin Seeds
This variety of lettuce is probably the "Iceberg" that you will find on the shelf in the supermarkets. They have large well wrapped heads of shiny bright green leaves. It is a very crisp variety and stands well at maturity.
Lettuce is one of the staple ingredients in a crispy, fresh summer salad. So what could be better than growing your very own lettuce to add to your tasty salads.
Product Part Number: 12619
When to sow
When to Sow Saladin Lettuce Seeds
End of February to June
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. Germination difficulties may be experienced in July and August as lettuce seed will go into dormancy if sown in very hot weather.
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.
10-12 weeks from sowing.
Regular watering around the roots and not on the foliage is essential, especially 7-10 days before maturity.
A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.