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can have a very long sowing season and you can harvest them until the first
hard frosts outside. 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.
certified as being produced using organic agricultural methods. When feeding
growing plants use a good quality organic fetiliser such as Empathy Grow your
Own Liquid Feed