Lettuce 'Winter Gem' (Cos)Lactuca sativa

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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A specially bred Cos Lettuce for sowing under cover

Ideal for cropping in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame

Small but delicious, crunchy, sweet hearts

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Height Up to 20cm (7.9in)
Spread Up to 20cm (7.9in)

Hardy Annual

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Description
A specially bred Cos Lettuce for sowing under cover from September to January. Although not suitable for growing outdoors, hardy Lettuce 'Winter Gem' is ideal for cropping in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame for overwinter production. The small but delicious, crunchy, sweet hearts are equal in taste to 'Little Gem' making this variety perfect for winter salads. Height: 20cm (8").

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1 packet (150 lettuce seeds) (23786)

Sowing
Direct sow lettuce seeds in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 30cm (12") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Make regular sowings for a constant supply.
More Info
Water lettuce frequently and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Ensure that adequate ventilation is maintained in order to prevent the spread of fungal diseases. Harvest lettuce when required by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.
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