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Lettuce seeds can be sown straight into the garden (or pots) or you can start them off in trays or punnets first.
Keep the seeds moist while they germinate and start to grow. They also like to be kept moist, so water them well, especially on warm days.
The quicker lettuce grows, the more tender and sweet it is! This means it’s important to feed lettuce plants every week with a fast acting liquid fertiliser like Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate, which helps lettuces grow lots of lovely leaves.
You don’t need to pick the whole lettuce. You can pick off some of the outer leaves as you need them, remembering to break the leaves off near the base. Picking these leaves also helps to keep the lettuce growing for longer.
Water at soil level, rather than overhead, to minimise risk of disease.