Organic Lettuce Salad Bowl (red)
Salad Bowl Lettuce - Red: Lactuca sativa
- Salad Bowl Lettuce with long, burgundy-red, deep cut leaves
- Slow to bolt and resistant to tip-burn
- Early sowing right through to late Autumn.
- Harvest: Apr-Oct
Large, fast growing 'leaf' lettuce that do not form heads, rather a mass of loose leaves with long, burgundy-red, deep cut. It can be sown early in the year and all the way through to late Autumn. Red Salad Bowl is quick to mature, tolerates hot weather and is slow to bolt and also holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Sow: Indoors from February. Outdoors from March. Plahnt to 6-12mm deep at a temperature no more than 18°C. Seed will germinate in 7 to 14 days. Transplant to growing site when large enough at a distance of 20-30cm. Sow little and often to ensure a continuous supply.
Grow: Sunny or part shade, in fertile soil. Lettuce is about 95% water and will grow rapidly if the growing season is cool and moist. Keep soil moist, dry soil can cause bolting.
Harvest: May to October - pick when big enough for the salad bowl. Harvest all lettuce in early morning for the maximum carotene and best taste - refrigerate immediately.