Hi, Click & Growers!
About a while ago we recruited some of you to be our “at home” testers, agreeing to be the guinea pigs for new and up-and-coming plant pods! Our testers grow plant pods around the world in different climates and locations, helping us find the plants that can withstand any environmental conditions and be brought to all of you promising the highest yield and growth. With their help, we have tested and launched Rosemary, Dill, Black Pansy, Red Sweet Pepper, Piri Piri chili pepper, Plain Parsley and Mibuna.
Our testers are now starting to test Red Lettuce! It is a regular loose leaf lettuce, but the leaves have a red or purple-ish tinge. First leaves should be ready to be harvested in just 3 weeks after planting, whole pod should be harvested in around 40 days after planting. A red leaf variety may be even a healthier choice, due to the higher level of antioxidants- including anthocyanins that gives lettuce this beautiful deep red color. A healthy choice, as so many of us are housebound during this difficult time and there might be restrictions to fresh produce.
Our testers from different regions with different growing conditions post weekly updates with photos in our Gardeners forum under this post, so all of you can see and share any helpful tips and see what new plant we are testing!
Thank you and happy testing!