Leafy Vegetables

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Cos Lettuce

Cos lettuce, sometimes called Romaine lettuce, is the variety most commonly used for Caesar salads.

It has sweet, thick and crispy leaves and grows upright, forming tall, loose cylindrical heads.

Yates® Cos Lettuce can be sown in October in warm and temperate areas. Wait until November in cool areas or start them off now in trays of Yates® Seed Raising Mix kept in a warm protected spot and plant out the seedlings in late spring.

Cos lettuce can be grown in a sunny spot in the vegie patch or in containers. The full head will be ready to harvest in 8 to 10 weeks, so sowing some seed now will give you home grown caesar salad for Christmas!

Cos lettuce leaves can also be picked individually as you need them. To encourage big, healthy cos lettuces, enrich the soil before planting with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food and then feed each week with Yates® Thrive® Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food, which is ideal for promoting lots of healthy lettuce leaf growth.


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