More success with the Little Gem lettuces the second time round!

We’re going to assume that we were right about the first packet of Little Gem seeds no longer being viable, as we sowed these ones in exactly the same way and the germination rate (as you can see!) is much, much better!

Therefore last weekend, we pricked the seedlings out into the below cell tray that we’d filled with multipurpose compost and gently watered to moisten and settle the compost.

When pricking out seedlings, we generally try our best to sink them as far into the compost as possible, i.e. just to leave the first two leaves poking out of the surface of the compost. Otherwise, we find that the seedlings tend to get a bit spindly as they push up as they grow.

And here’s the finished product!

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