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Corn Salad

Corn Salad

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Corn Salad
Valerianella locusta

60 days — Corn Salad (or Cornsalad), also known as 'French Cornsalad', 'Lamb's Lettuce', 'Field Salad', or 'Mâche',  is a hardy annual that grows well to zone five. In warm weather it bolts to seed. If your climate is mild, it can be grown as a winter green. Corn Salad grows wild in parts of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia and is a common weed on both cultivated land and waste spaces.

Like other formerly foraged greens, corn salad has many nutrients, including three times as much Vitamin C as lettuce, beta-carotene, B6, B9, Vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. This is an old garden green. Because it has a delicate, mild flavor, Corn Salad contrasts nicely in mesclun or salad mixes with stronger flavored greens like arugula and mustard greens. It can also be cooked like, or used in recipes, as a substitute for spinach. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 700 seeds.
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Planting Instructions:
Days to germination –10-20 days
Days to harvest – 60 days

Sow seeds thickly, ¼ to ½ inches deep, in rows spaced one foot apart. When the plants have three to four leaves, thin them to four inches apart.

In colder climates, you can sow seeds indoors, four to six weeks prior to transplanting or directly outdoors as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. This will yield an early summer harvest. You can also plant in the late summer for fall harvest or late fall for spring harvest.

This is an old European garden green. It is mild flavored and contrasts nicely with stronger flavored greens in salads. It can also be cooked like spinach or used in dishes.