20-25 Days. 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! Detailed sowing instructions inside packet.
This packet sows up to nine 10"x 20" flats
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 50°F, ideally 60°‒70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.
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.
Special sowing instructions: Use a shallow container with 1”–2” of potting soil. Sow seeds in a single layer, and cover with 1/8”–1/4” of soil.
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 Mesclun baby greens are ready to harvest 20 to 25 days after sowing, when they have true leaves at 2"–4". Cool growing temperatures may slow germination and growth. Harvest by cutting just above the soil line.
THIS MIX OF BABY GREENS INCLUDES:
(percent of mix by weight)
Lettuce, Buttercrunch. . . . . . . .34%
Lettuce, Red Salad Bowl. . . . . . 25%
Lettuce, Parris Island. . . . . . . . 17%
Lettuce, Red Sails. . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Lettuce, Rouge D'Hiver. . . . . . . 8%
Artist: Susan Fisher