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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

(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 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 4 - 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 5-8 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Onions
  • 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

22 Aug 18, Pamela Dawson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Are seeds for corn salad plants readily available in nurseries - first I have heard of it from a friend and would like to try growing some. If available what is it known as on the seed packet.
22 Aug 18, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Pam, you can buy corn salad seeds from online suppliers, like Egmont Seeds.
14 May 17, Marion (Australia - temperate climate)
How do I clean this treasure for eating please
27 Apr 16, karl keilmann 36racecourse road pakenham vic 3810 (Australia - temperate climate)
where can I get feldsalad seed german seed (korn salad )
11 Oct 16, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I have grown Feldsalat (lambs lettuce, corn salad etc) for a few years now, every winter! I purchase the seeds from
29 Sep 16, Jess Balser (Australia - temperate climate)
You can order it from ebay under the name corn salad. Same we grow in germany and grows great here in NSW.
08 Nov 14, robyn scott (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Bought seeds from Livingseeds. Will plant them in winter because Durban summers are too hot
07 Nov 14, Edward (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Beta vulgaris is silverbeet or chard, or could be beet root. So if it looks like lamb's lettuce then it's Valerianella locusta. Wrong label or wrong identification
27 Oct 14, Jennifer Lavery (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I would like to purchase lambs lettuce seed or seedlings, we live in Western Aust. Would really appreciate if anyone could point me in right direction in our State. Thanks
28 Apr 16, nick durrant (Australia - temperate climate)
I got mine from Eden seeds.
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