21-68 days. Awaken your senses with a healthful and flavorful salad picked fresh from your own garden. This selection of heirloom and improved varieties of lettuce in rich shades of red, burgundy, magenta, and cranberry with green, blends a variety of textures and flavors to satisfy any chef’s craving for beauty and quality. Easy to grow in garden beds
and containers. The rich colors and textures make Valentine mesclun an attractive border for a flower garden.
This packet sows eighteen 10-foot rows.
THIS MIX OF LETTUCE INCLUDES (PERCENT OF MIX BY WEIGHT):
Lolla Rossa: 14%
Marveille de Quatre Saisons: 14%
Red Oakleaf: 15%
Red Salad Bowl: 15%
Rouge d’Hiver: 14%
Ruben’s Red: 14%
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. If using winter row covers, you can extend your season 2 to 4 weeks after first fall frost. In USDA zone 8 or warmer, also sow in fall for winter harvest. In summer’s heat, grow in the afternoon shade of other crops.
When to start inside: Any time for fresh mesclun year-round! Grow on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights.
Special sowing instructions: For growing full-sized plants, see inside of packet.
Harvesting: Harvest individual leaves at 2"–4" tall for a continual supply. If you wish to harvest mature heads, cut off at 2" above ground level as soon as possible after head forms; new leaves will regrow from the center. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.
Artist: Carolyn Crawford