Lettuce 'Nancy' (Organic)
A reliable and popular butterhead lettuce that's easy to grow and popular with home gourmets. Best sown in spring or autumn but also performs better in the summer that other butterhead lettuce. Slower to bolt which makes them perfect for beginners and warmer climates. More pest resistant than many butterhead lettuces due to the thick outer leaves which protect the soft heart. Lettuce 'Nancy' is best sown in spring or autumn but performs better in the summer that most butterhead lettuce. Slower to bolt which makes them perfect for beginners and warmer climates.
The best lettuces are grown fast. Grow them in beds that have just been vacated by peas or beans as all leaf crops, especially lettuce, enjoy plenty of nitrogen. Loose soil with plenty of organic matter will retain moisture and added potash will see them grow without check. Premature bolting and subsequent bitterness is usually the result of stress caused by poor transplanting techniques, damage to their shallow roots, lack of fertilizer or lack of water during hot periods. Mulch well to conserve moisture.