One of the benefits of owning a polytunnel are the early salad crops like these gorgeous little Tom Thumb lettuce.
They were sown in late February and thinned out in the third week of March. We’ve been cutting them since early May, along with Scarlet Globe radish and chives we brought from the old house. Like all the lettuce family they do need to kept well watered and try to avoid transplanting, best to thin the seedlings when they are large enough to handle.
We’re looking forward to the official taste test at the end of May!