Red Salad Bowl

Red Salad Bowl

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A beautiful, fast-growing lettuce with close-set, deeply cut, maroon-red leaves. Slow to bolt, this leaf lettuce is known for its lasting sweetness and tenderness, as well as for its beauty in tossed salads.



Red Salad Bowl Lettuce Seeds

[50 days] A staple favourite in the British garden, Salad Bowl lettuce is an award-winning, non-heading variety with succulent, green leaves and a wonderful, mellow flavour. The colour is best in cooler weather, but the lettuce itself both heat-resistant and long-standing, and will stay mild and sweet even as the summer progresses. Its name comes from the fact that one plant will fill a salad bowl with no need for additional lettuce. The oak-like leaves are burgundy red and form a full rosette at maturity.

Common Questions

How do you grow Red Salad Bowl lettuce from seed? When growing lettuce you should plant about 10 seeds per square foot, spacing your rows 12 to 18 inches apart. You can also sow and plant your lettuce seeds into small spaces and containers when required.

Do Red Salad Bowl lettuce seeds need full sun to grow properly? It is true that lettuce will grow the fastest in full sun, however, it is one of the few vegetables that can tolerate some shade without affecting growth. You will find that spring lettuce crops last longer when protected with shade from the warmer afternoons. Shading is also believed to give enough temperature drops to reduce bolting Red Salad Bowl in spring time.

Does soaking lettuce seeds help germination? Many gardeners believe that soaking any Red Salad Bowl seeds before planting can increase germination rates. You can pick and choose whether you want to experiment by soaking your lettuce seeds in water for at least 16 hours before sowing. Making sure that the seeds are placed in a well-lit area.

Red Salad Bowl Details

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots / Trays
Days to Maturity
50 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional for Early Crop
Packet Seed Count
Recommended Soil pH

Sow and Harvest Times

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