Organic Lettuce 'Sylvesta' (Butterhead)

Lactuca sativa

£2.29

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Mildew and aphid resistant

Crisp hearts with thick outer leaves

Long harvest season when sown successively

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Organic Lettuce 'Sylvesta’ is a butterhead type which forms a good sized head of thick, flavoursome green leaves. Showing resistance to mildew and aphid, sow this variety successively and you can enjoy a reliable outdoor crop from spring through to late summer. The large outer leaves are perfect for sandwiches, while the inner heart is crisp and refreshing providing a good bite in salads. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 30cm (12”)


1 packet (150 seeds) (79869)

Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors from March to August into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½”) 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.
Water lettuce frequently and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Dry weather may cause heads of lettuce plants to bolt so watering is particularly critical during the 2 weeks before harvesting. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest lettuce when required by pulling up the entire plant before trimming off the stem with a knife.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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