Lettuce - plant history and cultivation tips

Lettuce - plant history and cultivation tips

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Lettuce or lettuce is the name of a vegetable crop belonging to the Aster family. The ancient Egyptians knew the salad, the Persian kings considered it a valuable vegetable and revered it as a delicacy, the ancient Greeks used lettuce not only in food, but also as a medicinal plant. The Romans considered the salad to be an exquisite dessert, and in later times it was used as an appetizing appetizer. The salad was consumed not only fresh, but also marinated with honey and vinegar. They began to grow salad in Europe during the time of Louis XIV.

Today, salad has remained one of the favorite summer vegetables, which is considered a valuable source of vitamins and many trace elements useful for humans. It is difficult to find a summer resident who would not be engaged in growing lettuce.

Lettuce is not a very capricious plant, so you can use the tips of experienced agronomists to get a good harvest.

  • Sowing lettuce should be done on non-acidified fertile soils.
  • From mineral fertilizers for beds with salad, you will need superphosphate, urea and potassium sulfate.
  • You can correct the acidity of the soil by adding fluff lime or dolomite flour (up to 200-250 grams per square meter).
  • The salad is also sensitive to root dressing during the growing season.
  • Composting significantly increases the yield.

Starting from early spring, you can sow lettuce seeds directly into the ground. Leafy varieties can be grown outdoors throughout the summer.

Lettuce is sown in rows, the width between which should be at least 15-20 cm. The depth of seeding is up to 1.5 cm, no more than 30 seeds should be sown per running meter.

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