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Winter lettuce

Product information

Description

This hearty winter lettuce can handle the cold, even some frost. Ideal for your empty vegetable garden patches in the fall. And tasty too.

Free delivery from € 30

In the app

Sowing: 1 August - 30 September, 1 March - 30 April

Level 1

seeds are sowed

0 - 7 days

Level 2

first seedlings

1-2 weeks

Level 3

thinned seedlings

2-4 weeks

Level 4

little plants

4-7 weeks

Level 5

first harvest

7-11+ weeks

Sowing time: Mar - Apr and Aug - Oct
Height: 15-25 cm
Weight: 0.5 grams
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Winter lettuce

Winter lettuce plants are strong and taste delicious. They can handle the cold, even frost. They're perfect for your empty patches in the fall. 

Sow in August, and you’ll harvest before winter. If you sow in October and cover them with a fleece MM-Muts, you’ll harvest in winter or early spring. 
 
Species name: Merveille d'Hiver  
Family: leaf 
Plants per square patch: 4
Height: 10 to 25 cm 
Sowing time: August to October 
Sowing depth: 0.5 to 1 cm 
Germination: 5 to 18°C in 2 to 14 days 
Time to harvest: When sown in August, after 6-8 weeks. When sown later it takes longer. During the winter months, growth almost stops. 
Sunlight: Grows best in the lightest spot you've got
 
Want to buy winter lettuce seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of our seasonal seed pack: 

What's so special about winter lettuce?

Winter lettuce plants can handle the cold better than most varieties. So, it’s one of the few lettuces that you can sow in the fall. 

Sowing and growing

Growing winter lettuce is easy. Just put a few seeds in each hole and keep your soil mix moist. After the seedlings come up, thin out them out so there's is only 1 plant per hole (4 in total).

Since the lettuce heads don't grow very fast in the fall, 4 heads can easily fit in one square patch. 

Watch out for snails: they love the small plants. 

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are included in the Planty Gardening app.  

Tip: You can also sow this variety early in the spring. But beware: the lettuce heads grow much faster and will soon become too big for your lettuce patch. So, you'll have to harvest quickly.

How do you use winter lettuce?

Winter lettuce is great in salads. The leaves are also tasty in green smoothies. 
 
As soon as the plants begin to flower, the leaves become coarser and somewhat bitter. Add the last leaves to your mashed potatoes, stew, soup, or stir fry. Delicious 😋

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