Corn Salad (Mache) - Dutch Broad Leaved (Valerianella locusta) Organic Non-GMO Vegetable

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Corn Salad (Mache) - Dutch Broad Leaved (Valerianella locusta) Organic Non-GMO Vegetable


Corn Salad, scientifically known as Valerianella locusta and commonly referred to as Mache or Lamb's Lettuce, is a cool-season leafy green vegetable esteemed for its delicate flavor and tender leaves.

This low-growing plant features small, spoon-shaped leaves forming rosettes close to the ground. Its mild, nutty flavor and tender texture make it a popular choice for salads and culinary creations.

Nutritional Content:
Corn Salad is nutritionally rich, providing essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While not traditionally recognized for medicinal properties, its inclusion in a balanced diet contributes to overall health.

Germination Information:
Germination Temperature: 50-65°F (10-18°C)
Germination Time: 7-14 days
Sowing Depth: Surface sow, lightly pressing seeds into the soil
Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Germination Rate:
Corn Salad seeds typically exhibit a good germination rate. Ensuring consistent moisture during germination enhances successful sprouting.

Growing Instructions:

  • Full sun to part shade
  • Sowing: Directly sow seeds in early spring or late summer for a fall/winter harvest.
  • Scatter seeds on the soil surface and gently press them down.
  • Soil and Watering: Opt for well-draining, fertile soil. Keep the soil consistently moist, as Corn Salad prefers cool and moist conditions.
  • Thinning: Thin seedlings when they reach a few inches in height to allow proper spacing (4-6 inches apart).
  • Temperature: Corn Salad thrives in cooler temperatures, making it suitable for early spring and late fall plantings.
  • Harvesting: Harvest leaves when they reach the desired size, typically around 30 days after planting. Employ a cut-and-come-again approach for successive harvests.
  • Successive Planting: Ensure a continuous harvest by planting successively every 2-3 weeks.
  • Companion Planting: Corn Salad can be companion-planted with other cool-season vegetables and herbs.
  • Overwintering: In milder climates, Corn Salad may overwinter, providing fresh greens during the winter months.
  • Seed count: 1 gram