Lambs Lettuce or Corn Salad as it is sometimes known, is a hardy and highly nutricious winter salad crop that has attractive green leaves and a slighly nutty flavour. It is well suited to growing in pots, trays or growbags over winter in a small grow house or cold frame. It can be grown as single plants or 'cut and come again' seedlings. By growing under cover you will get better quality leaves and the plants will be more productive.
There are two forms of Lambs Lettuce, the broad leaved and the dark leaved compact varieties that are more popular in Britain. Why not try Carallo, Elan or the old variety Volhart, with its bright green leaves.
Lambs lettuce is best used in a miwde sala with chicory and radicchio.