Bob & Kerrie are
proud to welcome you to "Premier Seeds Direct". We are a small, fast
growing family business built entirely on reputation. As dedicated gardeners,
our standards are very important to us, hence, we are one of the few fully
"DEFRA" registered and inspected suppliers you will find on eBay. We
fully comply and exceed all UK legislation, ensuring you can be confident of
receiving the best possible seeds, standards of service and support. With over
25 years of gardening experience and growing the majority of our own produce
for the table, we are delighted to help with any questions regardless of your
level of experience (there is no such thing as a silly question if you do not
know the answer!!)
One of the quickest and
earliest varieties to mature. Little Gem produces small compact plants which
are packed with a crisp sweet heart and little outside leaf.
Days To Germination: 7-10 days
Days To Harvest: 65 days
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches
Spacing, Plant: 8-12 inches
Light: Sunny Location
- Lettuce is hardy
and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. Can be direct
seeded, 3 seeds every 8 inches in rows 8-12 inches apart, as early as the
soil can be worked or grown indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting
outdoors. Cover seed lightly with about 1/8 inch of fine soil, and firm
- Thin young seedlings
to one plant per spot.
- Sow every 3 weeks
for a continuous supply of fresh lettuce. Seeds germinate even at low
40-degree F soil temperature, but poorly above 75-85-degree F. In dry weather, keep soil moist.
one of the few DEFRA registered and inspected sellers on eBay, you can be
assured of hand selected seeds of the highest quality and purity, well packaged
to ensure they reach you in perfect condition. (All seeds are offered with a
minimum life of 2 seasons unless otherwise stated)
Postage & Packaging for any additional seed packets purchased regardless of
variety. (Orders must be combined prior to payment – Please check only one
P&P charge has been applied on the invoice prior to payment - full
instructions on left of our main shop page)
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- Before you buy any item
please ensure you have the means to pay for the item.
- Our preference is for "PayPal",
purely as it protects both parties and enables us to dispatch the seeds
promptly to you, often the same day.
- We accept Postal Orders made
out to "Premier Seeds Direct", regardless of the value and will
acknowledge their safe receipt immediately.
- We will accept Cheques
(Minimum value £5.00 due to Business Banking charges), made out to “Premier
Seeds Direct" and will acknowledge their safe arrival. Please note it
can take up to 5 working days after receipt for a cheque to clear, upon
which your order will be dispatched.
- All items are shipping
within 48hrs of payment (often the same day) by second class Royal Mail.
Please use the labelling and packaging link above for full details of the
quality packaging materials we utilise.
- You will receive an email
confirming dispatch and you should expect delivery within 3-5 working days
- In the unlikely event you do
not receive your seeds within 10 working days following dispatch please
inform us immediately.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - Please note seed is a live product which depends on
many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth,
type of soil, watering, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides,
insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the
growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature,
moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. Although
we do everything possible to get seeds to you in the best possible condition
far exceeding legal requirements and will provide as much help as possible,
these factors are totally outside of our control and once you receive the seeds
its over to you. Consequently, we can take no responsibility for the suitability
to your local conditions of any variety offered, the indicative cultivation
advice provided or ultimately the varieties performance. As such you should
seek local advice to carefully ensure your local conditions and the time of
season are appropriate to the variety purchased.
Finally thank you for looking and we hope you enjoy
looking through the extensive varieties we have on offer, if you need anything
clarified please do not hesitate to ask.
Bob & Kerrie