Lettuce 'Ashbrook' / An Oakleaf Lettuce / Seeds

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Lettuce 'Ashbrook' / An Oakleaf Lettuce / Seeds

A light bright-green Oakleaf variety of Lettuce, with crunchy sweet-tasting frilly leaves.  This is a good quality variety with a compact habit and good mildew resistance.  This is a cut-and-come-again form, and leaves can be cut within 6-8 weeks of sowing.


Lettuce grows best in composted well drained soil, with regular watering and not too sunny a position in midsummer. 


Pack of approx 1000 small seeds.  Sow from early spring to August, every two weeks for a regular harvest.  Early spring sowings are best done in a greenhouse or under cloches in peat pots or modules.  Later sowings can be done directly into the ground or into containers.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

 

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Hardiness Half hardy annual
Height 20cm
Spread 10-20cm
Conditions  Light sun to part shade and moist well drained soil
Sow

Sow from February to August.  In early spring, sow in peat pots or modules, keep at 10-15 C and germination takes 1-2 weeks.  Transplant seedlings into the ground when 2-3cm high after hardening off.  In late spring and summer, sow seeds directly into the ground in rows 1cm deep and 30cm apart.  Thin seedlings to 15-20cm apart, and keep moist.  Seeds can be sown directly into containers at least 25cm deep.  Avoid hot direct sunlight in mid-summer.  Sow every two weeks for a regular harvest.

Grow & Harvest Protect plants from slugs and snails.  Harvest the leaves when they become big enough to eat, generally 6-8 weeks from sowing. More leaves will grow.  Discard the plants at the end of the season and start sowing again in spring.