Miners Lettuce-Claytonia (37 Days)

$ 1.95

The Miners Lettuce-Claytonia can be eaten raw or cooked, like spinach. Round, fleshy leaves are high in vitamin C. Miners used claytonia during the California gold rush eating it to prevent scurvy. 

100 seeds


Claytonia perfoliata

Germination: 4-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-60ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Sowing Indoors: Start 4-5 weeks before planting out. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cowpots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 8-10" apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Spring through late summer. Sow 1" apart, thin to 4-6" apart. 

How much does a packet plant: 6-8 foot single row  

Harvest: Cut leaves when the plant puts out enough branches to start harvesting 

Tips: The Miners Lettuce-Claytonia should be planted in fertile, well drained soil. Work in compost or well rotted manure into your soil before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Pefers growing in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Self seeds if you let it flower.