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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
      P P              

(Best months for growing Corn Salad in New Zealand - cool/mountain 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

01 Dec 18, Stephanie Lovatt (New Zealand - temperate climate)
For on-going winter greens, let your corn salad go to seed each year. Free fresh greens in winter.
02 Dec 18, Mike (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I left a Honi Tsai Tai plant go to seed - loved watching the bees come each morning for the flowers as I had my cup of tea each morning. When finished I threw it under the mango tree. I have had 2 big flushes (dozens of plants) of seedlings come up in the last 6 weeks. I find it hard to germinate the seeds but under the mango heaps.
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.

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