Lactuca sativa var. romana 'Little gem'
|Species:||Lactuca sativa var. romana|
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. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- Main article: Lettuce
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.
Thin out to 15cm (6in) apart.
Water well until plants are established.
|Butterhead||Buttercrunch · Tom thumb|
|Romaine||Little gem · Romaine ballon|