We’re having beautiful weather to be planting Mesclun!
Plant a tray, a pretty bowl, or a patch! This is one crop you can easily do in containers! Mix up some of your favorite lettuce seeds, outdated and new, or buy a ready-made packet. Now that it’s about summer, choose some heat tolerant varieties – Sierra, Nevada, Jericho, Black Seeded Simpson. Broadcast them, that’s give them a little fling, making sure they get to the edges of the area, and see what comes up! Grow it in a morning sun or semi shady area if you live in the hot foothills.
You might eat lettuce every day, plant more, or you might eat it as a singular table treat!! Either way, take your bowl and harvest your Mesclun right into it for a 100% fresh salad ! Stash your Mesclun designated scissors in a safe dry handy place.
Mesclun comes in all sorts of variety packs! Mix it up with your Mesclun! Baby carrots are mighty tasty and the tender leaves are edible too! Mix in seeds of baby carrots, tender dwarf kales, Bright Lights chard, broccoli greens – experiment to your pleasure! No row planting here, just broadcast it in patches!
Feed them every week with a tablespoon of liquid fish emulsion in a gallon of water. Remember, they are working hard, and you are making them start all over again when you harvest them. You can cut them up to about 5 times before needing to replant, depending on your soil, how close to the ground you cut them, weather conditions. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t do exactly as you wish. Work it out until you get a system, discover your planting frequency interval that works for you.
Plant a Salad Table! Takes very little soil. Great harvest height, no bending or tending down on your hands and knees!
Succession Planting results in Mesclun of different sizes, for continuous harvest. As one patch finishes, another is still coming. Keep planting for a continuous tasty supply! Enjoy!