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Lettuces can have a very long sowing season and you can harvest them until the first hard frosts outside. They can be sown 1 cm down pretty much from February until the end of September/October, depending on the variety, and there is even one called Meraviglia d’Inverno San Martino which can be sown protected until the end of December. You can also extend their season by growing in a polytunnel or greenhouse. There are many, many different types, shapes and colours and they are generally not bothered about specific soil types or feeding. Slugs and snails like lettuce so you may have to use slug pellets, beer traps or other measures. I don’t much care for slug pellets, but I do use them, sparingly, from time to time when it has been very wet. Beer traps work well, as do coffee beans, as they release emollient oils that the slugs don’t like, but the best I have found so far is Marmite. If you smear it around your pots or containers, slugs will not cross it because it is so salty, and you know what salt does to slugs and snails.

Adam Pasco - Editor of BBC Gardener's World Magazine "In small gardens it's essential to make the most of limited space for salads. To avoid leaving gaps where crops have been harvested, sow a pot or two of lettuce each week so that you have young salads to plant out and fill gaps as they arise"

None of our salad mixes contain any rocket or lambs lettuce so please add these separately if you need them.
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ALPINE SALAD MIX
Varieties from Alpine Italy, ideally suited to the UK! Stagger the sowing from Spring to Autumn and cut and come again.
£2.25
BIS DI LATTUGHE CUTTING LETT..
L2 - Bis of Lettuce: Very early, this cutting lettuce mix produces beautiful soft lime-green and red leaves, held up by a crunchy rib at the back. The leaves are ruffled and can be sown from mid February...
£2.25
CORN SALAD D'OLANDA
L22 - Valeriana d Olanda: A Dutch variety with larger leaves than the Cambrai. I very much like this one; if the Cambrai is restaurant quality, then this is garden quality, which is fine. The larger, fatter...
£2.25
CORN SALAD D'OLANDA SEL. 'OR..
L22a - Lambs lettuce / Mache or corn salad. Special Franchi selection from our professional range. This variety resists to low temperatures. Open full heart rosettes of soft melt-in-the-mouth leaves. Don...
£2.49
CORN SALAD VERTE DE CAMBRAI
L23 - French Corn Salad, Mache or Lamb's tongue Verte de Cambrai: The best-quality and most famous variety, which comes from north-west France. This region has made lamb s lettuce its own. Soft leaves...
£2.25
CUTTING LETTUCE VERDE RICCIO..
Verde Ricciolina: Very early, this cutting lettuce produces beautiful soft green leaves, held up by a crunchy rib at the back. The leaves are ruffled and can be sown from March to end of September. Cut...
£1.79
DANDELION - TARASSACO SAVE 40p
L45 Dandelion - The leaves should be tied up to blanch them and should be eaten before it flowers as that is when they are most tender. They like any soil type and are the Tarassaco honey made from the...
£1.79
ENDIVE CUOR D'ORO PANCALIERI
L41 Endive Pancalieri: Pancalieri is near Turin. This is a classic frisée type of endive with serrated, tough leaves. They have a pleasant bitterness about them, which is tempered by using a nice sweet...
£2.25
ENDIVE RICCIA CUOR D'ORO
Endive Cuor d Oro : Similar to Pancalieri but with a tighter head and a larger golden heart once blanched. Sow from June to end of August and harvest until the end of December, although they will usually...
£2.25
ENDIVE ROMANESCO SAVE 40p
L40 - Endive Romanesco da Taglio: Roman cutting endive with thin, jagged upright leaves that grow in small bunches. This is a very easy variety to grow and use and it has a long sowing season. Don t be...
£1.79
ENDIVE SCAROLA GIGANTE DI BE..
Gigante di Bergamo: A regional variety from Franchi's home city, with a very large splaying head - good volume. Tender leaves with crunchy ribs. Very good resistance to low temperatures. Don t be tempted...
£1.79
ESCAROLE SCAROLA VERDE
L42 -Scarola Verde a Cuor Pieno: Classic escarole. This is one of the better cooking varieties, in my opinion, and has a large head with a golden heart that melts in the mouth. The most widely known scarola...
£2.25
ICEBERG LETTUCE REGINA GHIAC..
L15 - Regina delle Ghiacciole: Queen of the Ice or, as we call em in English, Iceberg lettuces. They can be mass-produced and tasteless, but home-grown Icebergs tend to have more flavour (surprise, surprise)...
£2.25
LATTUGA LA RESISTENTE SEL."F..
Lettuce la Resistente: Mid- Late variety. Good sized firm head with lots of green, crunchy, tender leaves, good resistance to bolting. Sow: from February to August. Approximate seeds quantity: @4000 seeds....
£2.49
LETTUCE ALPINE CIUCCA
L98 - Ciucca: Mid/early variety with round, semi-open head of good dimensions. The ample leaves are blistered, tender and crunchy and an intense green colour with red smoking. This variety doesn t like...
£2.25
LETTUCE AMERICANA BRUNA RICC..
L36 - Mora d Inverno: Winter Brunette , a rustic variety. Early with an open splaying head and blistered leaves. Sow: from March to May and from July to August Harvest: until the end of November Approximate...
£2.25
LETTUCE BATAVIA BIONDA A BOR..
L25 - Batavia Bionda Bordo Rosso: A late green lettuce with red lacing on frilly edges. The head is round, crispy and a good variety for market. Resistant to bolting. Approximate seeds quantity: @4800....
£1.79
LETTUCE BATAVIA OF PARIS
L55 - Late variety from Paris, a classic lettuce. Large, round head with ruffled leaves. Green/blond leaves which have pronounced, crunchy ribs. Sow: from March to July. Harvest: till about end November....
£2.25
LETTUCE BIONDA A FOGLIA LISC..
L12 - Bionda a Foglia Liscia: Very early cutting lettuce. It grows very quickly and has a small, lamb s-tongue-shaped rounded leaf that will grow back after cutting. Sow: from March all the way to end...
£1.79
LETTUCE BIONDA RICCIOLINA
L13 -Bionda Ricciolina: Very early, this cutting lettuce produces beautiful soft lime-green leaves, held up by a crunchy rib at the back. The leaves are ruffled. Cut and come again variety. Cut as much...
£2.25
LETTUCE BISCIA ROSSA
L29 - Biscia Rossa: Literally, Red Snake . An early lettuce, open-headed, green and red with ruffled leaves and quite rustic. Approximate seeds quantity: @6400 seeds. Sow: from February to April and from...
£2.25
LETTUCE BRASILIANA SAVE 50p
Brasiliana: Similar in nature to an Iceberg lettuce. Large, tightly wrapped head with crunchy leaves. Sow: from March to July. Approximate seeds quantity: @4800
£1.49
LETTUCE CARIOCA
Carioca: Early variety. Vigourous plant with horned head, good sized, round, red, tender and crunchy margins. Sow: from February to September. Harvest: From May to November Approximate seeds quantity:...
£2.49
LETTUCE CAVOLO DI NAPLES
L1C - A classic Neapolitan lettuce variety called 'Cabbage of Naples' because of it's shape. Rustic and flavoursome, Sow: from March to July. Harvest: from June to October Approximate seeds quantity: ...
£2.25
LETTUCE GENTILINA
L17 - Green Lettuce with ruffled leaves. Slow to bolt and resists low temperatures. @4000. Sow Feb-end Sept.
£2.25
LETTUCE GIADA
L49 - Early. Small open round head with full, meaty round smooth leaves which are tender and crunchy. Sow Feb-Apr and Sept-Oct and harvest till end Dec in a cold frame. @3000 seeds.
£2.49
LETTUCE GOCCIA D'ORO
L20a - 'Drop of Gold'. Round head, semi flat with rounded leaves and of medium dimensions. Soft, tender leaves that melt in the mouth. @4600 seeds. Sow Feb-May and Sept-Oct.
£2.25
LETTUCE GREAT LAKES SAVE 30p
L26 - Large green head with large, crunchy and numerous leaves. Similar to and iceberg. @3200 seeds. Sow from Mar - Jun.
£1.69
LETTUCE GREEN SALAD BOWL
L14 - Well known green oak leafed - like cutting lettuce. @4000. Sow Mar-Sept.
£2.25
LETTUCE LINGUA DI CANARINO
L18 - 'Canarys Tongue'. The green head has leaves which have an oak leaf effect on the edges. @7000 seeds. Sow Feb-Dec.
£2.25
LETTUCE LITTLE GEM
L50 - Classic sweet little upright cos lettuce. It's nice and compact and a must for any lettuce grower and an RHS AGM winner. Approximate seeds per packet: @6400 Sow: from March to August
£2.25
LETTUCE LOLLO BIONDA GREEN s..
L16 - Classic green lettuce with ruffled leaves. Mid sized open head. @4000 seeds. Sow Mar-end Oct.
£1.79
LETTUCE LOLLO ROSSA RED
L27 - Classic red lettuce with ruffled, frilly leaves. Harvest till end of Nov - long season. @5600 seeds. Sow Mar-end Oct.
£2.25
LETTUCE MARAVILLA DE VERANO ..
L35 - Mid-late red-edged lettuce with a half open good-sized head. Crunchy leaves. @3200 seeds. Sow mid Feb-mid Sept and harvest till end Nov.
£2.25
LETTUCE MARAVILLA DE VERANO ..
L35A - From Franchi's professional range which we don't carry in the UK, but they have put this variety into hobby packs at our request as it is so good. Compact head of good dimensions, green and bright...
£2.49
LETTUCE MERAVIGLIA D'INVERNO..
WINTER VARIETY Featured on BBC GQT 2/3/12. Compact, tender open head with ruffled green leaves. This particular variety is one you SOW July-December and harvest in a cold greenhouse SEPTEMBER TO END MARCH...
£2.49
LETTUCE OAK LEAF FOGLIA DI Q..
Cutting lettuce of medium dimensions with upright, green wavey leaves. Sow all year until the end of Autumn. Cut and come again. @6000 seeds.
£2.25
LETTUCE PARELLA ROSSA/ROUGE ..
L38 - Also known as Rougette de Montpelier. Open head of compact dimensions. Good resistance to low temperatures - even sub zero. Sow from Feb-Apr and Sept-Oct and harvest Apr-Jun and Nov-Dec. @6000 s...
£2.25
LETTUCE PARELLA VERDE save 40p
L37 - Mid sized open head with fat leaves and black seeds. Similar in characteristics to Black Seeded simpson. Harvest till the end of December and sometimes into January. @4800 seeds. Sow Feb-April &...
£1.79
LETTUCE PASSION BRUNE
L38a Late. Resistant to cold, this variety has round, firm and crisp head with green, tender, red-edged leaves. Sow Mar-Sept. @4000 seeds.
£2.25