This European approach to growing salad greens offers you a choice mix of the best sweet lettuces and tangy, tender greens in just the right proportions. Gather leaves when young for delectable flavour!
PLANTING TIME: Lettuce is the first crop of spring. Good resistance to cold allows it to be sown as soon as the earth can be worked. For an early harvest, sow in a cold or hot bed and transplant directly in May. Germination will be quicker and more uniform if the temperature is between 10 and 15⁰ C. SOIL: A rich, well-drained soil is best. SPACING: For the main harvest, sow directly in rows spaced 40 to 45 cm apart. Leave 20-25 cm between plants according to their varieties. GROWING TIPS: It is helpful to add fertilizer high in nitrogen, decomposed manure or compost to the soil. Full sun. Needs constant moisture. To reduce weeds and keep soil cool, mulch it. HARVESTING: Pick lettuce early in the morning. Firmness is an indication of readiness.
garlic, artichoke, beet, chervil, curly chicory, cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, shallot, strawberry, onion, turnip, parsnip, peas, radish, salsify
celery, celery, endive, parsley
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