Organic Lettuce ‘Little Gem’

£2.20

Availability: 27 in stock

RHS AGM Logo          Soil Association Organic Logo          Lactuca Sativa – 0.25g – Approx 200 seeds                

Lettuce ‘Little Gem’; an English heirloom, is a beautiful cos variety with deep green, showy leaves. It makes an excellent addition to the kitchen garden as it can be sown throughout the season. Super pretty and super versatile!

Sow these lettuce seeds undercover in late winter/early spring. Can also be direct sown in late spring/early summer or late summer/early autumn. Sow successionally for a continuous harvest.

Seed Story

Lettuce was first cultivated in Ancient Egypt where they used to extract oil from the seeds.

It was also considered to be a sacred plant of the reproduction god; Min

The Ancient Greeks learned from the Egyptians how to grow lettuce and often served it as a salad at the beginning of meals to help with digestion.