Lettuce seeds will not always germinate when soil temperatures are too high normally the height of Summer approx. above 26 degrees Celsius. This is normal and does not indicate poor germinating seed, sow them again in the Autumn or Spring.

There is also the probability that all lettuces, when grown in hot conditions will bolt to seed quickly, especially when a cool period precedes this.

Icebergs are hard to grow and very specialist plants for specific growing regions. In certain conditions they will not head properly no matter how good the variety or regional variation may be, these conditions include very warm weather, intense sunny weather following very cool periods.

This is because the plant gets set back when trying to form the head, classic signs are pale leaves, poor head, burnt tips of the leaves, very bitter leaves, brown spots on the leaves.

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Cos Lettuce

A hardy variety that can be sown all year round requiring constant moisture and fertile soil. Great flavour. Sow: dig over raised beds, spread complete organic fertilizer; 4 litres to 10m². Top the bed with well rotted manure or mushroom compost and rake in. Sow seeds 5 mm deep and 30cm apart in short furrows in rows 40cm apart. Several sowings can be made throughout the year.

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Crispy Crunch Green Gold Lettuce

An open pollinated selection bred by Carole Deppe. An interesting variety that begins as a small pointed crown shaped plant and develops into a handsome 35cmx 35cm neat and well shaped green and gold open framed type with a wonderfully sweet flavour. Sow early Spring, and late Summer to early Autumn. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.

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Green Mignonette Lettuce

A popular small-medium green headed lettuce. This one is a good selection of seed. Cultivation: Prepare a well dug seed bed, add mushroom compost, sheep manure and organic fertilizer. Rake to a fine tilth. make furrows about 30 cm apart. Sow seeds about 5 mm deep. Sow from Sept till Nov and again form Feb till end March (in warmer areas). Several sowings can be made throughout the season.

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Iceberg Lettuce

This is a succulent, heading variety of lettuce that will perform best for Winter, Spring and Autumn harvest. It is easy to grow and is full of flavour. Sow early Spring and late Summer. Dig over raised beds, spread complete organic fertilizer; 4 litres to 10m². Top the bed with well rotted manure or mushroom compost and rake in. Sow seeds 5 mm deep and 30cm apart in short furrows in rows 40 cm apart. Several sowings can be made throughout each season.

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Mix Lettuce

Selected varieties by Steve Solomon, which will provide you with a rich abundance of a variety of different lettuces, all are suitable for cool climates and are slow to bolt, sweet to taste and have soft leaves. Most are compact and have good hearts, but can be used as loose leaf lettuce as well. Prepare soil by raking in COF. Sow early Spring to mid-Summer and again in late Summer and Autumn. Sprinkle seeds in a small trench 5 mm deep. Cover with soil and water them in, seeds germinate in 7 to 12 days. When plants have four leaves thin them out to about 20cm apart and feed with COF.

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Red Cross Lettuce

An open pollinated selection by Steve Solomon. We grew this from seed and sold many punnets of seedlings, feedback was very favourable. This non hearting selection has soft and delicate rosy red leaves which can be picked regularly or left to form 30cm by 30cm mature lettuces does not bolt readily and does not have a bitter flavour, it retains its sweet flavour. Sow Spring to early Summer, and late Summer to Autumn. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.

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Sierra Lettuce

A variety selected by Steve Solomon. Has a beautiful neat habit with magenta tipped dark green leaves. Does not bolt or have bitter taste. In our trials it performed well all year round. Cultivation: Prepare a well dug seed bed, add mushroom compost, sheep manure and organic fertilizer. Rake to a fine tilth. Make furrows about 30 cm apart. Sow seeds about 5 mm deep.

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Slobolt Lettuce

A selection by Steve Solomon. A beautiful light green dense hearted crinkled lettuce with soft sweet leaves, it does not bolt in hot weather which means it can be grown over an extended period. Prepare soil by raking in COF. Sow early Spring to mid- Summer and again in late Summer and Autumn. Sprinkle seeds in a small trench 5 mm deep, cover with soil and water them in, seeds germinate in 7 to 12 days. When plants have four leaves thin them out to about 20 cm apart and feed with COF.

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Winter Density Lettuce

An open pollinated selection by Steve Solomon. We grew this from seed and sold many punnets of seedlings grown by St Georges School, the feedback was very favourable. This is a beautiful dark green variety that grows like a cos but has soft sweet leaves that can be picked regularly or left to form a semi head. Mature plants are about 35cm by 35cm. Despite its name, it can be sown Spring to early Summer, and late Summer to Autumn. Does not go to seed readily. Sow 5mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Thin at four leaf stage.

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