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Growing Corn Salad, also Lamb's lettuce or Mache

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Corn Salad in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 10 - 15 cm apart
  • Harvest in 5-8 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Onions
  • Young corn salad
    Young corn salad

Like lettuce in appearance and use, Lamb's lettuce is hardier.

Not suitable for growing in warm areas.

Grow quickly with a well enriched soil and keep watered - adding nitrogen every two weeks.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Corn Salad

Pick individual leaves or harvest the whole plant as required

Your comments and tips

26 Mar 10, Rosemarie Pacot (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I am unable to get any lamb's lettuce or mache in any of my local garden centre can you please tell me who retail it on line? Thank you
04 Apr 10, Brad (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Rosemarie, Try www.thelostseed.com.au. They have seeds packets which is a start. I use these guy's all the time and can highly recommend them. Hope this helps.
13 Apr 10, Ian (Australia - temperate climate)
Also www.theitaliangardener.com.au they have two choices of lambs lettuce.
01 Jul 11, SK (Australia - temperate climate)
where can I get the seedligns or young plants so I can grow them myself?? We are in Perth close to the ocean but were originally from Switzerladn where we love this salad!! Thanks and till soon, SK
24 Feb 12, James (Australia - temperate climate)
Order from eden seeds, they will post to you.
18 Jul 13, Yvonne Muller (Australia - temperate climate)
Just bought some seeds at Big W at Whitfords!
21 Nov 12, Andy Grobler (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
is it possible to buy seeds lambs lettuce anywhere in South Africa?
08 Jul 13, Jurie Willemse (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
We would like to knoe where can we get some of this seedlings of the corn sald.
08 Dec 13, sylvia newman (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy mache lettuce seeds (Lambs lettuce) in Perth
10 Mar 14, Graham Edwards (Australia - temperate climate)
Wikipedia calls cornsalad Valerianella locusta, but the plants I bought in Bunnings are labelled Cornsalad Beta vulgaris. The description says it's a chard. The plants sure look the same and describe the same in other details. So what are we talking about and who's right ? :-)
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