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VarietyLettuce ‘All Year Round’
Botentical NameLactuca sativa
Heritagepre 1900’s
HeightGrows to 300mm
Description‘All Year Round’ is a classic butterhead Lettuce with exquisite flavour and soft, buttery-textured green leaves.
DescriptionIt produces medium sized, loosely formed heads with compact crisp creamy-yellow hearts. As its name suggests, this lettuce can generally be grown throughout the year and it’s great for planting at almost any time.
DescriptionA superb variety for spring, summer and autumn sowing in succession as it is hardy and adaptable. This gourmet lettuce is slower to bolt to seed than many other lettuce varieties, enabling you a long window to harvest. It’s a heritage variety introduced before 1870.
DescriptionPerfect for eating as baby leaf from approx. 30 days, or harvesting whole at maturity from approx. 60 days.
sow methodSow direct or transplant
SeasonLettuce is best sown spring through autumn.
Sow detailsSeeds can be sown in trays for transplanting, or directly in place approx. 20cm apart
Sow detailsTransplant seedlings – or thin directly sown seeds – once plants have several true leaves to a final spacing of approx. 20cm – 30cm apart. You can eat or re-transplant any thinnings.
Containers?Can grow in pots or containers.
germination time5 – 12 days
Spacing200mm – 300mm
harvest / ready30 – 60 days
Tips1Lettuce is easy to grow, but is best grown quickly for the hearts to form and develop properly. To encourage rapid growth add generous amounts of finished compost and organic matter to your garden beds, and regularly give supplemental feedings (such as of seaweed tonic or compost tea).
Tips2As lettuce has a relatively shallow root system keep well watered for best results, especially in dry conditions. Mulching well will help with moisture retention and encouraging it to crop quickly.
toleranceCan survive colder temperatures
SoilSowing a small amount regularly will help ensure a continuous supply.
ThinningIf sowing close to winter, transplanting can work well for allowing plants to get underway without experiencing significant losses from bug attacks. Always ensure to remain vigilant for hungry slugs, snails and caterpillars.
Companion PlantingLettuce is very suitable for inter-cropping between taller, long-standing vegetables, such as beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc.