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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.
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.