Market Day Lettuce Mesclun Baby Greens Seeds


This packet sows up to seven 10"x20" flats.
5 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
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Why go to the grocery store for pricey mesclun? It's so easy to grow your own indoors any time of year. This perfect blend of five lettuce varieties has a beautiful range of leaf shapes, textures, and colors with mild flavor. Begin harvesting leaves in just 2 to 3 weeks! Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when 2"–4" tall and enjoy!

Mix includes: 34% Buttercrunch lettuce, 25% Red Salad Bowl lettuce, 17% Parris Island lettuce, 17% Red Sails lettuce, and 8% Rouge d'Hiver lettuce

$6.29 5 grams (~2,600 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 20–25 days

Family: Asteraceae

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

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annuals

Variety Information: BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE: BUTTERCRUNCH: Soft, slightly crumpled light green leaves in a loose head, often with a creamy yellow core. LEAF LETTUCES: RED SALAD BOWL: Deeply lobed red leaves. RED SAILS: Dark red, crinkled leaves with frilly edges, slower to bolt, an All-America Selections winner. ROMAINE LETTUCES: ROUGE D'HIVER: Green leaves tinged with reddish-brown; rich, buttery flavor. PARRIS ISLAND COS: Upright growth with medium green, slightly savoyed (crinkled) leaves, crisp ribs, and buttery-green heart.

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year, with indoor temperatures 60°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: ¾"

Thinning: Not required

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. Market Day Lettuce 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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Market Day Lettuce Mesculun Bay Greens

5 out of 5 stars Jan 4, 2022
This is an excellent mix of lettuces. We got so much over a long period. We planted in the spring and had lettuce from April thru August. I planted a second batch in August and had lettuce through December 1st. It is frost resistant so it lasted a much longer time that I would have thought here in RI. This is a very tasty mix not bitter and quite delicious. I just order more for 2022 and cant wait to get it started.
Ray from RI

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