Mesclun mix is a mixture of vegetable varieties and herbs. It can be used to spice up Your salads and to make them more interesting. This mix contains a.o. Catalan Cichory, wild cichory, cutting lettuce and lettuce Red Bowl. Cut the leaves above the rootsystem. This to ensure another harvest of the same sowing.
Outdoor sowing: april - september
Sowing depth: ½ cm
Germination: 7-10 dagen
Germination temp.: 4½ - 18 °C
Plant distance: 2 - 3 cm
Distance between the rows: 15 cm
Plant position: sunny
Days till harvest: 21 - 28
Sow outdoors from april on, when the soil can be worked. Sow the seeds about 1 cm apart and cover them with a thiny layer of soil. Lettuce is a light germinator. You can mix in some dried sand with the seeds to make sowing easier. Keep the rows 15 cm apart to make weeding much easier. Thin the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle, to about 2 - 3 cm apart. You can harvest the mesclun mix after about 21 - 28 days. Cut the lettuce with a knife when needed, but let the roots and 1 - 2 cm of the leafs in the ground to grow on. Keep the soil moist. Snails and slugs can cause a problem.