Lettuce planting at Gedney Drove End

Specialist lettuce planting at Gedney Drove End. Photo: SG170713-132TW
Specialist lettuce planting at Gedney Drove End. Photo: SG170713-132TW
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Fifteen rows of red cos lettuce are planted in one pass in an 18-hectare field at Gedney Drove End.

It’s the second crop on that field for 2013, says J E Piccaver production director Phillip Hubbert.

Lettuce raised from seed in glasshouses is planted day in day out from late February onwards and the harvest finishes in Lincolnshire in October for the major producer of specialist lettuce.

Most of the work is carried out by seasonal agricultural workers.