Lettuce Sandy

Lettuce Sandy

  • Features: Sandy is an attractive oak-shaped leaf type lettuce with a multitude of sweet tasting, large frilly dark green leaves. Use Sandy as cut and come again baby leaf, or grow to full maturity for loose salad heads. Uniformly mounded loose heads.
  • Maturity: 30-50 days to harvest / size is 25-30cm (10-12").
  • Light: Plant in full sun in cool weather or partial shade as temperatures warm up.
  • Soil and water: Prefers well drained soil.
  • Spacing: Plant 25cm (10") apart.
  • Height: -
  • Garden use: Garden beds or pato containers.
  • Growing tips: Gardeners can harvest fresh salad over and over by simply cutting back to 5 cm (2"). Enjoy multiple crops from one planting.
  • Culinary use: For the best quality, it's better to pick early than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long may be bitter and tough. Since lettuce is primarily water, it does not store well. For the best quality and flavour, use home grown lettuce soon after harvest. This is particularly true for many of the loose leaf varieties that wilt quickly.
This is a disease resistant variety and is slow to bolt. Generally with lettuce crops, the best way to prevent diseases is to rotate crops. Don't plant lettuce in the same bed two years in a row. The key to lettuce production is supplying moderate but almost constant water, especially during hot weather. Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce must be watered deeply at least once a week—more frequently during periods of drought. Use a thin layer of mulch to help the soil retain moisture.

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