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Lamb's Lettuce A Grosse Graine de Hollande [Valerianella locusta]

Lamb's Lettuce A Grosse Graine de Hollande [Valerianella locusta]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The lamb's lettuce 'A Grosse Graine de Hollande' is an old, fast-growing annual medicinal and leafy vegetable plant from the Netherlands. In the 16th century, lamb's lettuce was grown in monasteries mainly for medicinal purposes; it was only since the 18th century that people began cultivating this variety as food. This vigorously growing lamb's lettuce variety with large, long, dark green leaves, grows like a rosette, is particularly winter hardy and enriches the gardener with a generous harvest yield. The mild, juicy taste is aromatic and nutty. Cultivation is easy and can be done all year round on almost all soils in a temperate climate. Lamb's lettuce is ideal as a secondary crop to close any gaps in the bed.

General information
Plant family: Valerianaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 60 days
Plant hight approx: 25 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -15°C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 7 to 8

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 0.5-1 cm
Best germination temperature: 16-18°C
Germination time: 8-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 10x25 cm

Optimal mix culture: Onion, Kale, Leek, Savoy, Carrot, Garlic
Unfavorable mix culture: Cabbage, Courgette/Zucchini

Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to May or in autumn from September to December.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from January to October. We recommend growing early or late in the year in the greenhouse.

When it comes to lamb's lettuce, we always recommend direct sowing widely or in rows.
Lamb's lettuce plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
A loosened soil and planting in mixed culture is sufficient for lettuce.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Valerianella locusta
English names: Lamb's Lettuce
German names: Feldsalat, Pflücksalat, Rapunzelsalat, Vogerlsalat, Nüsslisalat
Portuguese names: Alface-de-cordeiro
Spanish names: Lechuga de canónigo
French names: La laitue d'agneau

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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