Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
The lettuce is an annual vegetable
It is from the compositae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds are sown during a waning crescent moon from spring until autumn depending on the variety.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being near carrots, beetroot, onions, and strawberries.
Avoid planting it near sunflowers.
DISEASES AND PARASITESThe shoots can wilt due to an excess of humidity.
The principal malady is mildew.
Aphids,slugs and mole crickets are the principle pests.
ADVICEIf you know of, and plant the different varieties, you can have lettuce in the garden almost all of the year.