Variety: Moretons Secret Mix (RSC)
Sown indoors: 30th March 2014
First Seedling: 12th April 2014
Germination: 13 days
Germination ratio: N/A
In previous years my lettuce and salad leaf crops have been grown in the greenhouse but this year I will be growing most of my lettuce outside because I now have some superfine insect mesh to help protect them. I will also be using slug pellets (sparingly) because the netting will prevent the local wildlife accessing any slugs unlucky enough to come into contact with the pellets.
21st April: With a scattering of slug pellets to protect them (these are under netting so it is unlikely any wildlife will be able to access any pelleted slugs) the seedlings are growing well. They will need thinning out soon.
5th May: I have a row of perfect looking and very pretty little lettuces. They may only be a total length across of about 1 inch but they are doing really well and are a cheery sight to behold.