Young lettuce planted out
In April I sowed some lettuce in cell trays filled with multi-purpose compost. It is a good way to start lettuce off; getting them to a decent size before planting out. You avoid a lot of issues such as pests and poor weather that can affect direct sown lettuce. Once they are a couple of inches high you can simply lift out of the cell trays and drop the plug into a hole in the ground. Space the lettuce about 15cm (6in) apart and water in as you plant them. Firm the soil around the base of the plant. These are an iceberg lettuce called ‘Robinson’.
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