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Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Lactuca sativa 'Salad Bowl Green'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

30cm

15cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Salad Bowl Green Lettuce Overview

An easy growing salad vegetable that is more heat resistant, will not get bitter in hot weather and is slowest to bolt of all the loose-leaf lettuces. Wonderful in green salads and on sandwiches! Plant them every month from Spring to have a continuous supply in you Summer salads!

Common problems with Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Aphids sometimes feed in groups between the folds of lettuce leaves. Rinse them away with a spray of cool water. Slugs and snails nibble holes in the leaves-remove by hand during wet weather or in evenings.

Salad Bowl Green Lettuce Companion Plants

How to harvest Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Harvest outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form, which signals the end of the harvest period. Alternatively, harvest the entire plant when it's mature, but still young and crisp usually about 30 - 45 days after sowing.

How to propagate Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Seed

Direct sow or sow indoors. Direct sow seeds 1 cm deep and in rows 20 -30 cm apart. Sowing time best during spring and summer with a germination time of 7 - 10 days.

Special features of Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Pot plant

Can be grown in a container provided it is a minimum of 30 cm wide.

Crop rotation

A medium feeder and good to alternate with root crops, cabbage family or legumes.

Attracts birds

Birds love the crispy leaves.

Other uses of Salad Bowl Green Lettuce

Edible

Ideal for garnishes, also a good choice for salad and sandwiches.

Medicinal

Rich in vitamins A, B and C, minerals like Magnesium and Potassium and almost as much Calcium as milk!