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Organic Mesclun Seeds, Gourmet Greens Mix

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Mesclun Gourmet Greens Mixture is a gourmet blend of salad greens. Grow seven different salad greens with this special mix. Enjoy the complementary flavors and textures of Arugula, Endive, Red Kale, Red and Green Romaine, Salad Bowl, and Lolla Rossa Lettuce. Beautiful in the garden and on the plate!

  • SKU: 139805
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Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun|Partial Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
45 to 75 days
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
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  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: various
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.9
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Water Needs: Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Lettuces, arugulas, and kales with complementary flavors and textures
  • Companion Planting: Plant near chives, onions, oregano, peas, radish, basil, zinnia. Chives, onions, and garlic can repel aphids and other pests by disguising the scent of the lettuce with their own aromatic properties. Basil is believed to enhance both the taste and development of lettuce. Radishes can serve as a useful decoy crop to attract flea beetles away from lettuce.
  • Preparation Ideas: Prepare a salad of lettuce and mesclun. Blend together 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and lemon juice, add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad and enjoy!
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Mesclun seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Optimum soil temperature (not air temperature) should be 5-27°C (40-81°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 cm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Thinnings can be used as baby greens. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. Mesclun grows quickly and more seeds can be succession planted every 3 weeks until August for a continuous supply of mesclun.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 20 cm (8")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • The key to a high-quality crop is consistent moisture. If mesclun plants are heat or drought-stressed, the leaves turn bitter and the plants will bolt. Bolting is when the plants switch from leaf production to flower production and a flower stalk emerges.
  • Delay bolting by covering plants with a shade cloth so they get filtered light. Be sure to maintain watering throughout the warmest parts of the growing season.
  • Promote leaf production by regularly feeding with a water-soluble plant food such as SUPERthrive.
  • Harvest mesclun in the morning, before the sun hits the plant, when full-size but young and tender.
  • Wilted mesclun leaves? Place the leaves in a bowl of cold water with ice cubes and soak for about 15 minutes, spin them dry and they are ready to use.

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