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Lettuce Seeds - Marvel Four Seasons

Lettuce Seeds - Marvel Four Seasons

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An eye-catching addition to any plot or garden, these French lettuces bring colour, character and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to both the vege patch and the salad bowl. Well-adapted to UK growing conditions, Marvel Four Seasons Lettuces are easy to grow almost all year round, producing medium/large butterhead type lettuces with deep red/purple fringed leaves. Our lettuce seeds are untreated, GMO-free and hand-picked for quality. 

Also known as Merveille des Quartre Saisons, this open-pollinated butterhead lettuce are as tasty as they are beautiful boasting crinkled and colourful leaves, arranged in a loose rosette. Their tender and sweet leaves range in colour from green at the base, through bronze, to fiery red at the margins, adding colour to any salad bowl. Around since the 1800s, this true French heirloom has been appreciated in kitchen gardens for centuries and at Grow Sow Greener, we especially love it due to its tolerance of an amazing range of climates and suitability to the organic or lazy gardener.

  • Pack size: 250 seeds
  • Type: Butterhead
  • Time to germination: 10 -21 days
  • When to sow inside: January - December
  • When to sow outside: January - December
  • Spacing: 10 - 40cm
  • Soil preference: Fertile, well-drained
  • Light preference: Full sun, part shade
  • When to harvest: January - December

How to grow Marvel Four Seasons Lettuces from seed

Lettuce is an extremely easy plant to grow. Simply put, apply shade and moisture when the weather is hot and allow full sun and moisture during the colder months. For faster winter growth, utilise your greenhouse.

Sow your Lettuce Marvel Four Seasons seeds shallowly, two seeds to a pot filled with fine compost or coco soil. Any temperature between 4 and 20 degrees is ideal. After germination, place on a sunny windowsill, or as we recommend, under LED lights, to grow on and develop coco potsbefore planting out, pot and all. Thinning is optional.

Plant a good handful of pots every two to three weeks. Marvel Four Seasons is equally good as a baby leaf, and roughly half of the plants we sow make it to the garden to grow on. It is an exceptionally useful (and tasty) plant to intercrop between courgettes and other veg, keeping the soil moist and reducing the weeding need. As the courgettes grow, simply harvest your lettuce to allow the space. We like this method because it also gives the plot a look of abundance, often lacking in the springtime allotment.

Harvest the whole head, or just pick the outer leaves. Harvesting is best done early in the day and as always, refrigerate dry.

What to feed your lettuce plants

Lettuce plants enjoy nitrogen-rich and free-draining moist soil, loaded with plenty of organic matter (which also helps retain moisture). A good mix of rotten farmyard manure and fish, blood and bone meal with some volcanic rock dust and kelp powder gives them a rich, balanced and diverse diet for strong organic growth over the almost year-long season. This diet will also help the plants to form strong well-developed immunity. By thoroughly preparing the soil with these long-lasting organic fertilisers, you need not continually fertilise with conventional fertilizers which strip your soil of structure and life.

Keeping pests away

The simple truth is pests enjoy lettuce as much as we do. We start our lettuce seeds indoors and under lights to ensure a compact healthy seedling which is large enough to survive an encounter with a slug or pigeon. Lettuce seedlings are susceptible to wind, creating a “helicopter” effect, breaking them at the stem. By giving your lettuce the strongest start to life and proper nutrition, you can minimise the potential damage caused and get a great crop.

Grow Sow Greener is a regenerative gardening company advocating back to the roots tried and tested methods. We don’t recommend the use of or sell any extremely profitable pesticides, herbicides or inorganic fertilizers. They are detrimental to the health of your entire garden ecosystem from microbe to mammal.

Instead, encourage birds, hedgehogs and toads to take up residence, as they are all voracious predators of snails and slugs, and provide a water source, shelter and winter food for birds. When ordering Marvel Four Seasons lettuce seeds from Grow Sow Greener, we reccomend sowing sunflower seerd. Beautiful plants in their own right, throw a handful into a sunny corner to attract beneficial insects during the summer months, whilst their seed heads provide a great source of food for your overwintering feathered friends.

Shipping

Delivery Costs

Our shipping is broken down into two categories and are dispatched the same or next day as standard.

1. Unlimited "Small" (Garden) Seed Packets:

- Including wooden plant markers and sprouting bags.

- £1.99 - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 business days.

- £4.90 Express Delivery 1 - 3 business days

2. Everything Else - Sprouting and Microgreen Seeds, Growing Equipment, Gifts and Grow Kits:

UK Mainland.

- £3.85 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £6.50 - Next Day Courier Service on orders 0 - 4.5kg.

- £8.95 - Next Day Courier Service on orders over 4.5kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kgs.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

- £9.45 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £23.50 - Standard Delivery on orders 2kg - 26kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kg.

The EU, Switzerland and Rest of World.

Get in touch for equipment sales to the EU and the rest of the world for a competitive shipping quote. Unfortunately we cannot yet post seeds outside the UK.

Delivery and Packaging

All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!

Returns Policy

We hope you are loving your purchase however we understand that sometimes things don't go as planned and returns and refunds are necessary. Please refer to the following return and refund policies at growsowgreener.co.uk.

My product is damaged defective or you shipped me the wrong product.

We're sorry about that and understand your frustration! We would love to offer you a refund or a replacement. Please contact us at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or replacement. 

I ordered the wrong product or simply changed my mind.

No worries, we will refund you the full amount (minus the shipping charges) provided the items are returned in new condition and in original packaging. Once received we will issue your refund however you will be responsible for return shipping costs for non defective products.

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Grow Sow Greener

RETURNS (order number)

5 Longfields

West Alvington

Devon TQ73QG

UK

Guaranteed to grow promise.

Should you have absolutely any problems issues or difficulties getting your seeds to germinate or problems/queries regarding our grow kits or equipment, please get in touch at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk and we will strive to help you out via email, call or video call.

All our seeds and products have been tested here by us however if we still cant help you get growing we will offer a free replacement.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on gift cards.

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