Lettuce Red Salad Bowl Seeds
Info: Red Salad Bowl is a quick growing multi-leaf type with deep red leaves. It is a long-standing, slow-to-bolt and early maturing lettuce that grows well all season and can be harvested over period of time. Its maroon-red, deeply cut and finely divided leaves are crisp and delicious and make an eye-catching addition mixed with green lettuce. Some tolerance to late-season mildew.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow outdoors successively between March to August. Seed depth 6 - 12 mm in short rows about 20 - 30 cm apart. When the seedlings are about 2cm tall, thin them out. A rich soil is excellent for oakleaf, but the crop will also do well in average garden soil. Fertilize the soil with compost or horn meal before sowing. Watering is essential, the plants need almost constantly moist ground as dry soil will cause the plants to put their energy into producing flowers.
|Botanical name||Lactuca sativa var. crispa|
|Sowing||March - August|
|Location||partial shade, well-drained rich soil|
|Germination temperature||4 - 16°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Harvesting||April to October|