Corn salad is often known as lamb’s lettuce and mache. Corn salad is a simple to develop inexperienced with a gentle, nutty taste and delicate texture. It may be evenly cooked like spinach or eaten uncooked with an oil French dressing.
Corn salad is a low-growing, small-leaved, hardy annual. It not often grows greater than 4 inches (10cm) excessive with an identical unfold. It is a perfect crop for intercropping or undercropping.
Planting time for harvest time ideas
For a late spring/ early summer season harvest, sow corn salad straight within the backyard in late winter or early spring; sow seeds underneath cowl of a plastic tunnel or frost blanket in case you anticipate a temperature as little as 28°F (12°C).
For summer season use, sow corn salad in early to mid-spring. For autumn use, sow early to mid-summer, however remember vegetation could bolt in scorching climate.
Seed sowing ideas
Sow seeds in slim or broad drills about 4 inches (10cm) aside or broadcast the seeds. Thinning is normally not vital. Moisten the drills or cove the beds with moist fleece till seeds germinate.
Corn salad is an effective option to intercrop between onions or shallots.
Corn salad seed sowing dates for spring and summer season harvest
(These dates are for the Northern Hemisphere)
|Common date of the final frost||Planting dates|
|Jan. 30||Jan. 1-Feb. 15|
|Feb. 8||Jan. 1-Feb. 15|
|Feb. 18||Jan. 1-Mar. 15|
|Feb. 28||Jan. 1-Mar. 15|
|Mar. 10||Jan. 1-Mar. 15|
|Mar. 20||Jan. 1-Mar. 15|
|Mar. 30||Jan. 1-Mar. 15|
|Apr. 10||Feb. 1-Apr. 1|
|Apr. 20||Feb. 14-Apr. 15|
|Apr. 30||Mar. 1-Could 1|
|Could 10||Apr. 1-June 1|
|Could 20||Apr. 15-June 1|
|Could 30||Could 1-June 15|
|June 10||Could 15-June 15|
Corn salad planting particulars
- Sowing depth: ¼ inch (6mm) or much less
- Area between plant after thinning: 4-6 inches (10-15cm)
- Days to sprout: 7
- Days to reap: 84 days for mature vegetation; small vegetation will be harvested at edible dimension
- Storage interval: 4 weeks
- Seeds per 100 row ft: ½ ounce (14 grams)
- Yield per 100 row ft: 45 kilos (20kg)
- Varieties: Giant-leaved sort has considerably floppy leaves and behavior; typically known as ‘English’ of ‘Dutch” sort. ‘Vert’/’Inexperienced’ sort is squatter and smaller than large-leaved varieties; typically used for late sowings.
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