December 11th, 2001
|Mr. Fothergill’s (seed)|
Lettuce ‘Green Cos’. An excellent variety of cos lettuce, producing large, firm hearts with a crisp texture and good flavour. It is suitable for both Spring and Autumn sowing.
Sow: Spring and Autumn, a few seeds in each clump, 6mm deep. Cover with a fine layer of seed raising mix or soil, and water gently. Space the clumps about 20cm apart. Keep moist. Thin to the strongest seedlings. Feed with liquid fertiliser every 10-14 days. water often as lettuce have shallow roots. Make successive sowings at fortnightly intervals.
Harvest: Will be ready 8 weeks from sowing. Eat straight from the garden.
Green Cos is ideal for growing in large tubs, pots or troughs.
Early Dec 2001: Began picking leaves. They’re perfect for sandwiches and Caesar salads. Eight or ten plants provides more lettuce than the two of us can keep up with!
Late Oct 2001: Pricked out the seedlings, and planted them in the bottom garden bed.
Mid Oct 2001: Sowed lettuce seeds in the sand/coir mix.
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