Gourmet Baby Greens Mesclun Lettuce Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Grow your own mesclun to create beautiful salads just like those at your favorite restaurant! This exciting mix of butterhead, leaf, and romaine lettuce will jazz up any meal. All varieties in our gourmet mix remain wonderfully tasty, even picked at full size. Contains equal parts: 'Buttercrunch', 'Black Seeded Simpson', 'Green Salad Bowl', 'Lolla Rossa', 'Red Oak Leaf', and 'Rouge d'Hiver'.
  • Organic Heirloom #3125 - 1.5 grams
    This packet sows up to 42 feet.
  • $2.49
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  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7605 - 4.5 grams
    This packet sows up to 128 feet.
  • $4.59
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Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 21–58 days

Family: Organic, Heirloom

Native: Asteraceae

Hardiness: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Variety Information: BUTTERHEAD: 'BUTTERCRUNCH': Soft, slightly crumpled light green leaves in a loose head, often with a creamy yellow core. LEAF LETTUCES: 'BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON': Crinkled, light green, crisp leaves with frilly edges. 'GREEN SALAD BOWL': Deeply lobed green leaves. 'LOLLA ROSA': Deeply curled leaves with very frilly, red edges. 'RED OAK LEAF': Medium green, deeply lobed, oak leaf-shaped leaves, mild flavor, slower to bolt. ROMAINE: 'ROUGE d'HIVER': Green leaves are tinged with reddish-brown; rich, buttery flavor.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: Transplanting is not recommended, although mesclun can be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights.

Days to Emerge: 5–14 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: Broadcast about ½" apart

Thinning: Not required for baby greens

Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called "true" leaves. Baby greens are ready to harvest when they have true leaves, at 2"–4". Slow growers, or cool growing temperatures may require more time. Harvest by cutting just above the soil line. For more than one harvest (up to 3 before flavor declines) leave about 1/2" of leafy growth on the small plants so they can regenerate.

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Gourmet Baby Greens Mesclun Lettuce Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Arugala aplenty
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While I like arugala, this seemed to have mostly arugala seeds in it...I had hoped for more variety. I purchased two packages, and will plant more for fall with the 2nd one. Maybe there will be a bit more red colors in the next batch.
Cheryl
Owner Response: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your feedback. This particular mix does not contain arugula. Customer service will be in contact with you shortly to follow up and to do whatever we can to ensure a good growing experience. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know!

Gourmet Baby greens mesclun
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 21, 2018
This is an easy to grow tasty mix of greens. I started them indoors under lights and was able to harvest them twice while indoors. Once the weather warmed up I planted the entire mini flat outdoors in the garden. The greens had been cut just before I planted them out. I was able to cut them 3 more times. Sweet, tender, tasty and easy, I would recommend for beginners or more experienced gardeners.
Catherine Mitchell

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