Lettuce, Mesclun, “Chef’s Choice” Seeds
This beautiful, texture-filled salad blend is easy to grow, and scrumptious to eat! Good container mix.
Varieties include: LETTUCES: ‘Tango’ 10%, ‘Royal Oak Leaf’ 10%, ‘Red Salad Bowl’ 25%, ‘Red Sails’ 5%, ‘Black Seeded Simpson’ 10%, ‘Grand Rapids TBR’ 10%. OTHER GREENS: arugula 20%, green endive 5%, mizuna mustard 5%.
1.5 gram packet contains ~890 seeds
Days to Maturity: 21–45 days
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: Transplanting is not recommended, although mesclun can be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights.
Days to Emerge: 5–14 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"
Seed Spacing: Broadcast about ½" apart
Thinning: Not required for baby greens
Harvesting: Harvest leaves with scissors 2" above the soil surface. Mesclun will regrow and provide 2–3 harvests, although the first harvest is usually the best. If you wish to harvest mature heads, cut off at 2" above ground level as soon as possible after head forms; new leaves will grow form the center. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.