Lettuce is always fantastic to have on hand throughout the year, to create a healthy salad, quick side dish or add to a sandwich or wrap. Home grown lettuce is not only convenient but also you can pick it at its most tender and sweet and forget buying bagged salad that quickly goes slimy in the fridge.

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Yates Lettuce Salad Mix is a gourmet selection of Yates’ most popular and colourful lettuce varieties, including crisp cos, tasty mignonettes, nutty buttercrunch and leafy iceberg.

Here are the simple steps to growing your own salad:

  • Yates Lettuce Salad Mix seed can be sown throughout Australia during May. And sup-tropical and tropical gardeners can continue sowing into winter.
  • Seed can be sown direct where plants are to grow in a sunny garden bed or raised in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix and the seedlings transplanted when 3-4 cm high.
  • For best results, before sowing or planting lettuces into a vegie patch enrich the soil first with some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser . The rich organic matter in Yates Dynamic Lifter improves the quality of the soil and also attracts hard working earthworms and beneficial soil microorganisms.
  • Yates Lettuce Salad Mix is also a great choice if you’re short on space, as this blend is perfect for growing in a pot. Fill a 30 cm diameter Yates Tuscan Pot with a premium potting mix and position it on a sunny veranda, patio or balcony.
  • To encourage lots of rapid green growth, once the seedlings are established feed each week with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. It’s rich in nitrogen to encourage lots of delicious leaves.
  • Individual leaves can be picked fresh as you need them from 8 weeks after sowing or heading lettuces left to mature.

You'll need

Yates Seed Raising Mix

An ideal mix for germination of vegetable, herb and flower seeds and for cutting propagation.

Lettuce Salad Mix

A selection of our most popular lettuce varieties. Includes crisp Cos, tender and tasty Mignonettes, nutty Buttercrunch and leafy Iceberg.