Tom Thumb Lettuce: Review

Lettuce, Tom Thumb

How do you review a lettuce? Probably one of the hardest things to do if you’re a blogger seeing as they all seem to taste relatively the same and generally serve the same purpose. If you’ve been following this blog, you’d have seen I had decided to grow Tom Thumb lettuce – a fast growing […]

July 2, 2016

Planting Lettuce: Tom Thumb

Lettuce, Tom Thumb

Over the last few weeks I’ve been growing Lettuce Tom Thumb, and now they’ve reached the stage where they’re big enough to be planted out.  They’re about the size of a tennis ball, which generally speaking is a good indicator of when they need to be planted out. Lettuce is a half-hardy vegetable, which means that […]

May 14, 2016

Separating Lettuce: Tom Thumb

Lettuce, Tom Thumb

Separating lettuce is a quite a fiddly process and in the past I’ve found that I’ve run into trouble with lettuce because they bolt all at the same time and I’m left with a mountain of lettuce that needs to be eaten before it goes off. When I planted the Tom Thumb lettuce seeds I sowed […]

April 16, 2016

Sowing lettuce: Tom Thumb

Lettuce, Tom Thumb

Sowing lettuce is the next thing on the list to do at the allotment and the variety I plan to sow is an old favourite – Tom Thumb (or black seed as it’s otherwise known as).  I know that Tom Thumb lettuces date back as far at the 1850’s, but having conducted some reading online, I […]

February 16, 2016