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Tasty, leafy green diverse mix, high in vitamins and chlorophyll.
Mesclun was traditionally a mix of specific salad greens and lettuces which included chervil, arugula, lettuce and endive. Seed suppliers now sell the seed premixed or you can mix your own choosing milder mixes mixing leaf lettuces with greens like mache or purslane or spicier ones which may include cress or kale.
The seeds used in a Mesclun mix will all germinate as long as soil and air temperatures are above 40F (5C) so plant accordingly in your region. Prepare your bed by adding compost to moist but not wet soil and digging it in. Soil should be smooth and level with not clumps or rocks. Broadcast the seeds with about ½ inch (1 cm) of space between them and cover with 1/4 inch (6 mm) of soil. In just over a month the plants will be large enough to harvest in a cut-and-come-again style. Hold a group of leaves in your fingers gently and cut with your other hand, dropping the leaves into a bowl or basket. Leave an inch or two behind to that the plants will regrow for your next harvest. Be sure to fertilize after harvesting to facilitate new growth for these nitrogen greedy plants.
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- Various colors
Salads and soups