Sowing Guide

How to Sow Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce

How to Sow Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce Seeds

Also known as ‘Lamb’s Lettuce,’ ‘Fetticus,’ or ‘Mache’ the Dutch Corn Salad consists of large, dark green leaves which can grow between 2-4in tall; making an interesting alternative for lettuce. The soft texture and nutty flavour give us a versatile vegetable which can be used raw in salads, as a herb for flavouring or cooked like spinach. While this is very hardy annual, it is more likely to thrive via successive plantings throughout the year; avoiding hot weather, and planting in shady areas throughout hot summers. Despite this, the Corn Salad can survive in cold periods of weather if planted in August ready for an Autumn and/or Winter harvest

Sowing Lambs Lettuce from Seeds

  • During early Spring-Autumn sow outside in drills of 12mm (1/2in) deep and 15cm (6in) apart.
  • During dry spells, ensure the young plants are consistently watered
  • When large enough to handle, thin out to 10cm (4in) apart.
  • For a continuous supply, make successive plantings every 3 weeks.
  • To harvest, pull up every other plant before picking a selection of the outer leaves from the remaining plants.

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