Direct sow salad leaves outdoors in summer or in an unheated greenhouse during the autumn and winter months. Grow salad leaves in well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 38cm (15") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 10cm (4") apart for baby leaves or to 30cm (12") for mature plants.
Water salad leaves regularly, and hoe between plants to prevent weeds from establishing. Dry weather may cause 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 baby salad leaves when required by picking a few leaves from each plant. Mature plants can be harvested 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.
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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.
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4th Sowing this year
By Peter Humphrey 16-08-2011
I usually grow a variety of lettuce, my partner however flatly refuses to tramp down the garden for green leaves.
I sprinkled these on a tub by the back door.I have never seen anyone so enthusiastic about green leaves, good choice of leaves interesting without burning the back of your throat. Another sowing went in this afternoon.Another couple of packs for next year, I think!!
Better than Salad in a bag anyday !!!
By Amanda Dawson 19-06-2011
Fantastic results. Threw seeds in a container and ignored them.
Greeted by healthy lovely salad in less than a month.
Will never buy salad in a bag again
Lovely selection of flavors.
Buying more to grow indoors for the winter !
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