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Lamb's lettuce (Valerianella locusta)

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Valerian family (Valerianoideae)


Lamb's lettuce
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Seeding: from beginning of March to mid October
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Distance: 15.00 cm x 10.0 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Height: 5 – 10 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Harvest: 12 weeks after seeding
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Habitat: sunny, dry habitat
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Good Neighbours: Radish, Runner beans, Strawberries, Winter purslane
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> If the temperature is too high and if there is insufficient moisture it will not germinate. It is possible to sow in autumn or winter.
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Your need: One person consumes an average of 6.9 kg a year.
Require a low level of nutrients
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Lamb's lettuce is a leafy vegetable.

 

Needs a sunny position and is not very demanding. A soil which is dry and reasonably rich in nutrients is enough. Lamb's lettuce does particularly well on chalky and sandy clay soils.

 

It is propagated by seed.

 

Radish, Runner beans, Strawberries, Winter purslane

 

 

Plants that are well suited for next year cultivation:

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The following plants should not be planted in the following years:

How many years: Not to plant:
2 year(s) Lamb's lettuce

 

In winters with particularly icy temperatures , cover with a fleece or spruce brushwood. This means that the salad can even be harvested under snow.

 

Cultivation: In the open, in greenhouses, plastic tunnels or window boxes.
It is possible to sow in autumn or winter.
Care:

  • After sowing, water regularly until the plants germinate. If the temperature is too high and if there is insufficient moisture it will not germinate.
  • Hoe weeds and water moderately

 

Pests: Aphids
Preventative measures: Spray with a garlic solution.
Control:
Soapy solution, stinging nettle swill. Spraying a film of rapeseed oil will suffocate larvae and aphids.

 

The main harvest period is between late autumn and early spring. You may harvest repeatedly.

 

Lamb's lettuce can be kept for several days well cooled in your fridge's vegetable cooler. However, it does lose its vitamins quickly.

 

Lamb's lettuce is very healthy as it contains numerous vitamins, including C, B6, E, provitamin A and minerals including iron, folic acid, potassium, calcium and traces of idoine.
After parsley, lamb's lettuce has the second highest level of iron amongst the vegetables.
Lamb's lettuce is served in salads, for example in a vinegar oil dressing or in a herb dressing.

 

One person consumes an average of 6.9 kg a year.
Der Pro Kopf Salat (Kopf- und Esbergsalat) Verbrauch liegt etwa bei 3,4 Kilo jährlich. Der Verbrauch anderer Salat liegt etwa bei 3,45 Kilo jährlich. Quellen: BLE; BMELV; DESTATIS; LfL Stand: 14.03.2013.



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