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16/08/2013 at 13:59


Like a lot of gardeners will agree one of the best value for money pkt's of seed has to be lettuce,

You really do get a good amount in each pkt and hence you do tend to sow to many and they all come up pretty quick if the weather is right,

A good way to slow the growing down by a week or so is to lift the complete lettuce plant and root ball and just leave it on the side of its planted hole for a few hours,

you'll find the lettuce will look limp,

After a few hours re-turn the lettuce to its hole, water well and this will slow the lettuce growing down by  a week or so.

But the other thing to do is to pick the lettuce when they are very small to get a full flavoured taste.

16/08/2013 at 14:46

You can stir fry lettuce, the  Romaine type, wash and shred  before stir frying in a bit of oil, garlic  and cherry tomatoes can be added or any other flavouring, A dash of soy sauce goes well.

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