I frequently suggest that we plant a few other salad leaves to jazz up boring old lettuce, but need lettuce be boring? Well it can be but it needn’t be. Lettuce has been really useful this season because it has been so cold and they have been the one crop that has really done well. I started sowing in March and I am harvesting these now but have been sowing every few weeks with other varieties and I should have enough to keep me going till the end of July – but I must remember to keep on sowing!
The big success this year has been ‘Morton’s Secret Mix’ from http://www.realseeds.co.uk . This mix of ‘new’ varieties has been a real joy with an amazing range of types. Some are ‘HUGE’ though the photos can’t show the various scales. Others are petite but all are amazing. The following photos are of those sown in March I am harvesting now but the next batch are at the back of the photo above.