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Mesclun, Sweet Salad Mix

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Beautiful blend of Heirloom greens.

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A tender, mild flavored blend of leaf veggies for early spring salads. Mouth watering, time-tested heirloom varieties in red (Ruby lettuce, Bull's Blood beet) and bright green (Bloomsdale spinach, Simpson lettuce, Tendergreen mustard). Plant them and then pick them all together, starting when the leaves are about 3" long. As beautiful in the garden as they are sweet in the salad bowl.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

30 days

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

9-15 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Planting Time The recommended time of the year in which this product should be planted.

Fall, Spring

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How to Sow

  • For optimum flavor, grow in cool weather after danger of frost. Mesclun will not germinate at temperatures over 80 degrees F.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Sow in average soil in full sun in mid spring for the first crop and again in late summer for a fall crop. When sowing in late summer, plant in a protected area when temperatures are below 75 degrees F.
  • In rows 12 inches apart, sow seed directly in the ground ¼ inch deep and cover with fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Or, broadcast the seeds in the bed.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Plant every 2 weeks to extend harvest time.
  • Thin gradually to stand 6 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding as plants are shallow rooted.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Begin harvesting all mixes about 30 days after germination.
  • When the plants are 4-5 inches tall, cut them about 1 inch above the ground, then water the bed with compost tea.
  • Many mescluns will resprout in about 20 days and may be cut again. You can harvest entire plants as soon as they are large enough to be used, then replant the bed.
  • After harvest, immerse in cold water, and then pat dry. Store in sealed plastic bags and refrigerate.
Days To Maturity
30 days
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Spread
6 inches
Height
9-15 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
1 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Mesclun, Sweet Salad Mix is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still going strong! I live in southwest Florida (aka hot as Hades) and these plants are doing beautifully still.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-so mix We live in West Virginia (zone 6b) and planted these seeds in the first week of April. Germination rates were great - I think around 90-95%. We ended up with lots of mustard greens and green/red lettuce (which, while good, aren't as exciting or flavorful as the other seeds in the mix). Spinach and beet greens were disappointing - slow growers, and the spinach bolted within a week of starting to grow true leaves, while the plants were still very small. We never ended up picking beet greens because they were so small - they're still in the garden, hopefully growing beet roots (though the tops are only ~3" tall, even at the end of July). We won't be buying this mix next year - with only 3 of the 5 varieties growing well, I'll just piece together my own mesclun from varieties that grow better.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just Keeps Coming I planted this mix in mid April and I started harvesting mid May. I've taken at least 6 cuttings and the stuff just keeps coming back. The only thing I didn't like about the mix was the mustard greens so I just weeded them out. I'm growing 4 other types of lettuce and a couple types of spinach and this a great mix to have on the table. I will definitly be growing again in the fall.
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still producing! It's November 14th and I am still harvesting this wonderful lettuce mix! With a fairly mild fall so far my fall season has been extended. Fall is a great time to plant this mix. Seems like it's a little better in fall. I have been enjoying fresh lettuce since early September. I highly recommend this mesclun mix. I don't think enough people grow lettuce. It's a great return on investment as lettuces can be pricey. Can't wait to grow again next year!
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fast and yummy this is the first time I grew mesculun and I found that this stuff grew so quickly in a windowbox that we were eating it in two weeks! it is also very sweet and is good for formal salads.
Date published: 2007-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2006-05-09
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