Mache Corn Salad Big Seeded HEIRLOOM Seeds

Mache Corn Salad Big Seeded HEIRLOOM Seeds

Valerianella locusta

Item #0306

60 days. Mache is delightful eaten alone as a salad, mixed with other greens, or cooked like spinach. The big-seeded variety is more tolerant of hot conditions without becoming bitter. Also tolerant of cold weather, it will often survive freezing temperatures.

This packet sows up to 43 ft.

Days to Emerge:
10-20 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"-1/2"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 3 -4 leaves, thin to
1 every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as the soil can be worked for early summer harvest, late summer for fall harvest, and late fall for spring harvest. Mild Climates: Fall to winter, for winter to spring harvest. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 40°–68°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special Sowing Instructions: Germination is naturally variable and slow. Seeds go dormant over 70°F.

Harvesting: Harvest only in temperatures above freezing. Rosettes are harvested at any time; cut at ground level. For multiple harvests, cut 2" above the ground. Individual leaves may also be harvested, allowing the mache to regrow.

Artist: Donna Clement



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