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Seed quality these days is so high, that getting a crop can be, literally, a matter of scattering seed onto a bit of bare earth. And there is heaps of information on the seed packet, so remember to read it.
Lactuca sativa, Lettuce
Latin nameLactuca sativa
Common nameLettuce
Type of plantAnnual
Flower colourN/A
Leaf colourGreen, red
Height and spread20cm to 30 cm x 20cm (8in to 1ft x 8in)
There are heaps of lettuce types, for example Webbs, Cos, Butterhead, those with crinkly leaves. Sow at two week intervals for continual supply, and try a few different ones. Also look great planted in an ornamental border.
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