Lettuce 'Tom Thumb' (Butterhead) (Seeds)

Lactuca sativa

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

£0.69

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The smallest lettuce. Fast-growing to around 15cm (6in), it’s compact habit makes it ideal for smaller gardens and patio planters. Heads will store up to 2 weeks in a refrigerator. Height and spread: 15cm (6").

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Half-hardy Annual

sun or semi shade

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Sowing Months Harvest Months


1 packet (750 lettuce seeds) (TKA54074)

  • Sow outdoors March to May. Prepare seed bed by raking to a fine tilth, sow thinly, 1cm (1/2in) deep, in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Alternatively sow into containers of multi-purpose compost.
  • Thin-out seedlings when they are large enough to handle, to 20cm (8in) apart. Continue to water during dry spells.
  • Harvest as and when required from June to October.
  • Lettuce leaves, particularly the outer leaves, are a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin A.

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