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can have a very long sowing season and you can harvest them until the first
hard frosts outside. They can be sown 1 cm down, pretty much from February
until the end of September/October, depending on the variety. You can also
extend their season by growing in a polytunnel or greenhouse. There are many,
many different types, shapes and colours and they are generally not bothered
about specific soil types or feeding. Slugs and snails like lettuce so you may
have to use slug pellets, beer traps or other measures. I don't much care for
slug pellets, but I do use them, sparingly, from time to time when it has been
very wet. Beer traps work well, as do coffee beans, as they release emollient
oils that the slugs don't like, but the best I have found so far is Marmite. If
you smear it around your pots or containers, slugs will not cross it because it
is so salty, and you know what salt does to slugs and snails.
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