Organic Lettuce (Green and Red Oak) Seeds
VEGE-LETT-4-1Regular price $3.95
Green and Red Oak Lettuce are ideal for a small garden, a balcony or a pot. These gourmet Lettuce plants are also perfect for beginner gardeners as they are so easy to grow from seed. You won't need to harvest the whole Lettuce - just pick a few fresh leaves at a time and won't end up with any wastage.
Our organic Ecoseed Red and Green Oak Lettuce packets contain approximately 100 seeds - plenty to keep you and your family in salads throughout the season!
What is Red and Green Oak Lettuce?
Red and Green Oak Lettuce grow in small clusters of oak-shaped leaves with a finer texture than many other Lettuce varieties. As their names would suggest, the red variety has deep burgundy-maroon coloured leaves, while the Green Oak is bright green. These lettuce are 'cut and come again' - you can harvest individual leaves as needed, leaving the rest for another day.
These leafy greens will fit into almost any garden setting - Cottage, Apartment, Coastal or even Elegant. They will grow to about 20 - 30cm high, which makes them a good candidate for a border plant or a pot.
Culinary Uses for Red and Green Oak Lettuce
Red Oak Leaf lettuce has a buttery texture and a nutty, sweet flavour. The tasty, fine leaves of Red and Green Oak Lettuce are perfect for salads and sandwiches. Wrap some into your favourite wrap at dinner time to add some nutritious freshness.
Growing Conditions - Red and Green Oak Lettuce
Red and Green Oak are annual Lettuce plants that prefer cooler temperatures. (You may find it difficult to get the seed to germinate if the temperature is over 20°C.) It is a good idea to pant small quantities of seed repeatedly in early spring or autumn, so that you will have a constant harvest to fall back on. Companion plant with Radish, Beetroot, Dill, Cucumbers, Onions, Nasturtium, Thyme, White Alyssum or Coriander.
This lettuce thrives in part sun/part-shade and rich, free draining soil. Aim to water at least two - three times a week once established - Green and Red Oak have shallow roots and need plenty of water. Protect from frosts. Pinch out tops if your Lettuce starts to bolt in warmer weather.
With minimal care, you should have a crop about 6 weeks after sowing.
Growing Instructions - Green and Red Oak Lettuce Seeds
- Direct sow or sprinkle: Early spring, autumn
- Spacing/thinning: 25 cm apart
- Sowing depth: 6 - 8 mm
- Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy
- Germination: 9 - 20 days
- Harvest: 60 - 70 days
- Watch out for slugs and snails - they love lettuce!