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Mesclun is pre-mixed salad greens. Plant short rows of the mix every week, starting in early spring. As they mature, all varieties are harvested at once and mixed to make the perfect European style salad, providing a variety of taste sensations from sweet to bitter as well as a dramatic appearance.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF. Soil temperatures above 80ºF inhibits germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep
Starting Indoors: Start 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant out during spring, 8-12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. For baby greens sow heavy seeded rows, 30-40 seeds per foot. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous harvest. For full sized heads sow a few seeds every 2-4” apart, thin to 8-12”. Keep soil moist during germination.
How much does a packet plant: Small Packet- 10-12 foot single row
Harvest: Cut whole heads, full sized or baby at base or snipe off individual leaves.
Tips: Grows best in spring and fall with temperatures under 70ºF. Plant in fertile, well drained soil. Amend with compost before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.