Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Lactuca
Common Name Lettuce
Species L. Sativa

Maturity days

  • 45

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Bee_food Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Part_shade


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Short comments

Leafy green used in salads. Best grown in dry season in NQ

General comments

Space plants: 20 - 30 cm apart Can be planted beside: Carrots, Onions, Strawberries, Beets, Brassicas, Radish, Marigold, Borage, Chervil, Florence fennel, leeks

Avoid growing close to: Parsley, Celery

Some varieties do badly in the very hot months. Try to provide some shade to prevent them 'bolting' to flower and seed in the hottest months. Sow in rows and use thinnings as small salad greens. Lettuce are shallow rooted so water daily in hot or dry weather to prevent bitter flavour and bolting.


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