•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•USDA Zones: 5-10
Corn Salad or Mache is a tender salad green that grows best in cool weather. It is one of the first vegetables to sprout in the spring, which makes it a very welcome sight. Although mache grows wild in many areas and has its share of common names, including lamb's lettuce and field lettuce, there are several mache varieties with larger leaves and sweeter flavors that have been bred for backyard gardening. The common name "corn salad" came about because it had a tendency to grow wild in corn fields.
Corn salad is a stress reliever that helps you keep your mood up. Vitamin B9 is the compound acting on the nervous system, ensuring you sleep well. Lacking vitamin B9 can cause anemia, digestive disorders and mood swings.
For warmer climates, it is recommended to start the Corn Salad seeds directly outdoors in early fall. The plants will put on some growth throughout the fall, but when the spring comes it will be bountiful and will be an early source for fresh greens. For cold climates, start the Mache herb seeds outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in late winter or early spring. Plant the herb seeds in soil that is rich in organic matter.
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Fairly rich, light, loamy soil
Temperature: 55 - 65F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 35 to 50 seeds per foot in rows 12 inches apart
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 3 - 6 inches in rows 12 inches apart
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