Organic Lettuce: Romaine Little Leprechaun. Lactuca sativa.
Forms a loose head of small upright red leaved Romaine type, very attractive in your salad. A Romaine type of lettuce. Lettuce hybridises readily with other members of the Lactuca genus and this has aided plant breeders to devlelop many kinds. Rich in Vitamins A and K and a source of foliate and iron.
How to grow:
Sow seeds into modules almost any time of the year between temperatures of 8 and 18C. Plant out into well prepared beds after frosts have passed or under cover from March onwards. Sowings in autumn can be cropped over winter under cover. Keep well watered to prevent bolting. Lettuce does not like extreme heat nor frost.
Aphids overwinter on Ribes spp. (Blackcurrants etc.), so keeping them clean and growing your lettuce at a distance can help reduce your aphid problem. Water from underneath.
Favourite ways to eat them:
It’s good practice to wash your leaves well when eating raw. Perfect mixed with other leaves for a fresh healthy salad.
Though the native range of lettuce extends from the Mediterranean to Siberia it is now grown worldwide.
Avg contents: 200 seeds.