This is a delicious flavour loose leaf type, perfect for mixed salads. Pick individual leaves or whole 'non-hearting' heads. Cut a few leaves from each plant, perfect for baby leaf salads, they will grow back for up to four cuts. Cut the whole head of mature plants.
Sow outdoors thinly, from March to August where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Thin out to 25cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply. Harvest from April to October.