Lettuce seeds

Lettuce

Sowing suggestions for lettuce seeds

Shallow sow lettuce seeds in drills 30cm apart, or sow in modules and transplant to final position. Summer crop: sow from March outdoors, or early Feb indoors, protect from frost. For an autumn/winter crop sow in early August. For late winter/early spring crop sow in September/October. CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE VARIETY FOR THE SEASON

Lettuce growing calendar
Lettuce growing calendar

Crop History

Lettuce is said to have its bitter wild ancestors in the region of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. There is evidence that lettuces were grown in ancient Egypt more than 6,000 years ago; originally as an oilseed crop and the milky secretion as aphrodisiac. During the Roman era it was already eaten in a similar way to how we know it today: with salt, pepper, vinegar and oil.

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