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Mesclun, Healing Hands Mix

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Burpee BOOST—highly nutritious mix of greens.

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Nutrition made easy. This collection of wholesome leafy greens takes the guesswork out of creating health-giving salad mixes, with four expertly chosen varieties combined in a single easy-sowing pellet. Healing Hands is one the Burpee BOOST enhanced nutrient introductions and is packed with 20% more lutein and 30% more beta-carotene than the average salad mix. Plant once for an entire season of healthy, scrumptious eating. Begin first harvest when leaves reach 6". Make second harvest 3 weeks later and continue to harvest every 3 weeks thereafter, as the season allows. Great for container growing too. Sow 6 pellets per 10" container to ensure a well-balanced mix and full container.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

28-42 days

Leaf Texture The typical height of this product at maturity.


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.

8-12 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

8-12 inches

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  • Mesclun

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17

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
28-42 days
Leaf Texture
Full Sun, Part Sun
8-12 inches
8-12 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
8 inches
Mesclun, Healing Hands Mix is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Salad Greens I planted in early spring in a large pot/barrel and picked salad all summer. Was very pleased with them and will order again.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This I bought these last year and it was excellent. Because the seeds are pellets they require extra watering to germinate. It makes a beautiful and nutritious salad!
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YUM! Will buy again. I had 17 out of 20 of these sprout, some started indoors, some out doors. What a fabulous addition to my usual Romaine salad! I will be buying these again!
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I haven't had much luck with salad greens in the past. This looked so tasty and seemed so easy, Early spring I gave it a try, and I sowed inside and outside on the same day.. My inside plants germinated very well, flourished, then withered away to nothing about two weeks after germination. The 1st crop sown outdoors germinated at a slower rate, but did very well, and flourished in a raised bed, in a 3x1 row..3 weeks later, I then successively sowed a 2nd crop, in 3x1 planters, two of them. Then a 3rd crop, in the pepper pots, under the shady leaves, again, 3 weeks later.. Weekly hair cuts have given me a steady crop for months. It's very tasty, every one who has tried it has liked it. All crops have been planted/kept in the more shaded areas of the garden, or under/near bigger plants for sun screen, and water as needed. I'm ordering again for a fall crop, and then again for next year.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I planted these in early spring in a very large container. Had excellent results. Loved the salads I made with this and my guest were impressed as well. I will buy again for the 2013 season!
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lettuce healing Hands Had to order twice---2nd time I sowed in container. That was a month agoI have all varities germinate,but the leaves are about 1 1/2 '' tall and at this rate, I won't have lettuce until Oct!! Have watered AND fed diligently!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Low Germination I have attempted to grow these twice. The first time there was no germination what so ever. I started over and only a few sprouts came up. I like the idea of a pelleted mix but I can't eat what will not grow. Disappointed in these.
Date published: 2012-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No germination Unfortunately, none of the "pellets" germinated in the large pot in which they were planted. Lettuce seeds I had planted earlier there had germinated reasonably well, so I am at a loss to explain the cause of the failure. Perhaps a squirrel had made off with them all? If so, he covered up his theft well.
Date published: 2012-05-22
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