How to harvest All Year Round Lettuce
Butterhead lettuces can be picked 50-60 days after sowing and are ready to harvest when the head of the lettuce is firm when gently pressed. Stop harvesting when a central stem starts to form. This means that the plant is getting ready to flower or bolt, turning the leaves bitter.
How to propagate All Year Round Lettuce
Sow seeds thinly and directly 6-12 mm deep and 20-30 cm apart in a prepared bed. Germination takes 7-14 days. replant or thin when they are big enough to handle.
Special features of All Year Round Lettuce
Can be grown in a container provided they are wide enough.
All Year Round lettuce is a medium feeder and needs a moderate amount of nutrients and when crops are rotated, avoid planting radicchio, endive, escarole or artichoke in that area.
Other uses of All Year Round Lettuce
The leaves and stems are edible and are great eaten raw in salads.
Rich in vitamins A, B and C, minerals like Magnesium and Potassium and almost as much Calcium as milk!