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Lettuce 'Gem Collection' (Cos)

Lactuca sativa

Half-hardy Annual

From successive sowings you can enjoy tasty heads of Cos lettuce all year round. Height and spread: 20cm (8")

  • Lettuce 'Gem Collection' comprises one packet each of:
  • Lettuce 'Little Gem' (Summer-Autumn) - one of the earliest varieties to mature, producing small compact plants which are packed with a crisp, sweet heart.
  • Lettuce 'Vailan' (Winter Gem) (January-May) - Specially-bred for sowing from September to January and for growing in a unheated greenhouse or in a cold frame for over-winter production.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
Sowing Months:
January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (1150 lettuce seeds in total)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £4.68 £3.49
Direct sow little gem seeds outdoors March to August into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. September to January sowings of Vailan should be sown thinly in seed trays of good wquality compost 6mm (1/4in) deep at 15C(66F) until germination, which takes 7 - 10 days. Transplant seedlings about 5 weeks from sowing to a growbag or a frost free coldframe 20cm (8in) apart for overwintering .
Water lettuce frequently and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Dry weather may cause heads of lettuce plants to bolt so watering is particularly critical during the 2 weeks before harvesting. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest lettuce when required by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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