Kings Seeds Lettuce Oakleaf Smile

£2.05

4 in stock

SKU: 29730 Category:

Description

Superb appearance with bright green colour and sweet flavour coupled with soft delicious texture. Resistant to top burn and mildew.


When to sow


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.


Harvest


10-12 weeks from sowing.


HANDY TIP


Although this variety forms a loose heart and can be used as a traditional lettucem it is also possible to pull a few leaves at a time as required.


NUTRITIONAL VALUES


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