Lactuca sativa var. romana 'Little gem'

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Lettuce
Little gem
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Scientific Classification
Species: Lactuca sativa var. romana
Heirloom
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Hybrid
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Open pol
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Little gem is a romaine-type lettuce with sweet flavor. Its small size makes it easy to grow, perfect for individual salads, and ideal for patio containers and small gardens.[1] Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

Planner[edit]

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow outdoors
Harvest

[2]

Growing[edit]

Main article: Lettuce

Sowing[edit]

Sow thinly outdoors where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 25cm (10in) between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Regular sowings every two to three weeks will ensure a continuous supply.[3]

Thinning[edit]

Thin out to 15cm (6in) apart.

Aftercare[edit]

Water well until plants are established.

References[edit]

  1. Lettuce 'Little Gem' Info. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-07-30.
  2. a b (2011). Grow Your Own Catalogue. Dobies. p.23.
  3. (2010). Lettuce, Little Gem - Seed Packet. Mr Fothergill's. Kentford, Newmarket.
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