Lactuca sativa

(Lettuce (various varieties incl. 'Merveille de Quatre Saisons', 'Reine des Glaces', 'Little Gem', 'Flashy Butteroak'))

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Type
Vegetable
Edible?
Yes
Culinary Uses?
Yes
Native?
No
Naturally occurring on site?
No
Propagated Here?
Yes

Description

Diverse varieties are grown here, all year round in polytunnels and outside in summer. Most cold and slug resistant varieties have a tinge of red or purple in the leaves. Favourite for flavour is 'Reine des Glaces'.

Culinary Uses

Mainly eaten raw in salads

Maintenance

Sporadic sluggish attacks make beer traps for slugs a good idea nearby.