Esteemed for late autumn and winter salads. Generally speaking, treat as if growing lettuce. Sow in shallow drills in April for early use, or for late use in June or July. When 2 or 3 in. high transplant into friable ground or thin out 1 ft. apart. When nearly full-grown, they must be blanched, to be fit for the table, by gathering and tying thetogether to exclude the light and air from the inner , which must be done when quite dry, or they will rot. In 3 or 4 weeks they will be blanched and should be eaten as soon as possible afterwards. Covering with a flower-pot or whitewashing the inside of a barn cloche serves the same purpose.