This is the first sowing of Monty’s lettuce that I put in a few weeks ago in a propagator outside (without heat). I planted a few of each variety Little Gem, Aruba, Salad Bowl, Lobjoits Green, Merveille de Quatre Saison. I didn’t plant any All the Year Round but I did put a few directly in the soil up at mtp as they are the hardiest of the lot. They’ve come on very well. The Little Gem and Aruba are clear winners in the germination and reliability areas with Salad Bowl a close third. Lobjoits Green and 4 Seasons however were pretty poor when it came to germination. Only one of each came up and I had to re-sow some seed in both rows to fill the gaps.
We grew Little Gem last year and ended up with a glut of them come July. This year I really must get the successional planting pinned down. I find that I get busy doing other stuff and ‘forget’ to sow more seed. Then I wonder why we have a mass of salad one month and none the next. My plan is to sow one of each variety per week so that we always have a selection for the salad bowl.