Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Mixed'), Mixed is a variety of Lettuce. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Arylide yellow and Cream and Buff. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.0 cm (that's 0.39 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves appear approximately as a Grade 1 Paint Green and Red-brown colour.
Mixed leaf lettuce has selection of salad leaves, some green some coloured , plain and frilly to add interest to your salad.
It is harvested by removing leaves rather than whole plants and after two or three ‘harvests’ is pulled up completely and started aftresh
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Mixed Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mixed have been kindly provided by our members.
Shade from too much sun using fleece, this also keeps off other pests.
Keep evenly moist
Sow thinly in a bright sunny position and cover only lightly. These seeds need light to germinate.Sow 0.49 inches (1.25 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 5.85 inches (15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Mixed about 60 days before your last frost date.
Best sown direct as disturbing them seems to make them run to seed
Thin crop by pulling the seedlings that make room for the ones left behind
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Mixed about 45 days before your last frost date.
Mixed lettuce is harvested by cutting off a few leaves here and there rather than by pulling a whole plant, or by pulling a whole plant to thin the crop to give more room to the ones remaining
Harvest from early summer