Early Lettuce under an Access Cloche

24th February

24th February

This year we decided to do an experiment to see how much difference the Access Salad Cloche made to growing early lettuce. Two salad beds were prepared, one covered with the Access cloche and the other left uncovered. To give the outdoor planted lettuces a chance, we delayed planting the lettuce seedlings until 24th February. Six lettuce plants, each with around 5 leaves, were planted in each bed.

 

 

 

 

11th March

11th March

Just over two weeks later, the difference is clearly noticeable, with more leaves on the lettuces under the cloche, and the lettuces themselves significantly bigger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th March

30th March

 

Another two weeks on (5 weeks after planting out) and the difference is again noticeable, with the lettuce under the Access Salad Cloche now twice the size of the plants in the bed outside.

 

 

 

 

13th April

13th April