Arctic King

Arctic King Lettuce

£3.99

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A compact butterhead lettuce with bright green crisp heads.
This butterhead variety was bred especially for the winter. If it’s mild it’ll probably mature in the new year ready for you to harvest in March, and will do even better if you can pop a cloche or fleece over it.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Arctic King (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: A wonderful base for your salads with its mild flavour and crisp texture

Ready to harvest: March to May

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from late August until mid/late October.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

They need plenty of sunshine and moisture-retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds or pots – they are pretty easy growing!

How far apart?

As a general rule, give them about 15cm space. As always, you should check the instructions on each variety when you receive your baby plants to make sure you give them enough space.

Looking after your plants....

Lettuces and leaves are really very low-maintenance, so you can’t go too wrong.


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Watering them

Water well, particularly during dry spells

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Weeding

Keep the weeds down to give them the best chance

Storage Tips

We really recommend picking what you need, when you need it. But they will keep in the fridge for a coupleof days.

Ways to cook

It’s not all about salads, although freshly cut lettuce from the garden is one of the best things about summer salads! You can try making summer soups with wilted lettuce, pea and mint. And a lot of leaves are great in stir fries.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between late August and late October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.