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Lettuce Webbs Wonderful

£1.30
SKU 100098

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Packaged by E W King and Co Ltd, of Colchester, in partnership with Kings Seeds Packet contains approximately 1400 seeds Description Lettuce is one of the staple ingredients in a crispy, fresh summer salad. So what could be better than growing your very own lettuce to add to your tasty salads. Webb's Wonderful is probably the most popular and widely grown of all varieties. It produces large frilly crisp heads and are slow to run to seed even in hot weather. Seed Count: 1,400 WHEN TO SOW March to July WHERE TO SOW Sow thinly in drills 1cm (1/2") deep with 30cm (12") between rows. WHAT TO DO NEXT Thin out the seedlings as they grow to an eventual spacing of 30cm (12"). Thinnings can be used in salads. MATURITY 8-10 weeks after sowing HANDY TIP If space is limited, small blocks of broadcast seed can be sown and cropped by picking leaves as required. NUTRITIONAL VALUE A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K. Lettuce seeds can be sown in modules. seed trays or direct into the growing site and thinned to the required spacings as soon as possible. Rows should be about 30cm apart and the seeds sown 1cm deep. Small lettuces can be spaced at 15-20cm distances, whilst large crispheads will need 30-35cm. Regular watering is essential especially the 7-10 days before maturity. Lettuces mature quickly, butterheads at about 10 weeks and crisphead and cos types at around 14 weeks. They will not stand for more than 5-7 days once mature before running to seed, so successful successional sowing or the use of the "cut and come again" types is required. Sowings begin in February under glass at 15C followed by outdoor sowings under cloches until late autumn. Sowings for overwinter production uses cloches and glasshouse. Germination difficulties may be experienced in July and August as lettuce seed will go into dormancy if sown in very hot weather.