Mache AKA corn salad, lambs lettuce (Valerianella
Like other foraged greens, corn salad has many nutrients, including
three times as much vitamin C as lettuce, beta-carotene, B6
, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids.
For a detailed nutrurional analysis click here
Easy to grow. This variety prefers cooler weather so it should be
direct sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Or grow in
pots under a grow light all winter long in 6-8" pots. Mache will
grow in a wide variety of soil types. For best results, the growing
medium should be rich in compost and other organic material.
Likes a nitrogen-rich feed like Neptune's
Harvest fish and seaweed blend
Mache should be grown during cooler parts of the growing season,
during early spring or fall, and can even be grown over the winter
season in many zones. It can withstand temperatures as low as -20
degrees F, although a cold frame or greenhouse should be used if
freezing rain, wind, or heavy winds are a concern.
Keep picked so it is bushy not leggy. Do not allow to dry out
completely, but don't let it be soggy.
Mache should be grown in a cool site, and will show better
germination rates with soil temps between 50-70 degrees F. Warmer
temperatures may deter germination. Sow seeds lightly,
approximately ¼-1/2" deep. Germination should occur between
Space seeds 1"apart if direct seeding, and thin to 3-6"
between growing plants, with 4" between rows.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 September, 2013.