CORN SALAD Dark Green Full Heart, Winter Lettuce
Also known as "Lambs Lettuce" corn salad is an excellent salad green. It grows best during cooler weather and is ideal for fall-winter crops. It has a somewhat nutty flavor and mixes well with spinach, lettuce and other greens in salads. Approximately 60 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds outdoors in early spring and again in late summer through early fall for late crop. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil.
SPACING: Space rows 12 to 18 inches apart, or plant in wide rows or beds for an eventual spacing of 6 to 8 inches apart in all directions.
THINNING: Thin to 6 to 8 inches apart in rows when plants are 2 inches tall; use thinned plants.
GERMINATION: Corn salad is somewhat low-germinating. Allow one to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth.
Ed's Special Advice
Easy to grow, contains 1/3 more iron than spinach. Enjoys rich moist soil. A winter hardy plant, it should still be lightly mulched during severe cold weather. Corn salad is very popular in Europe but under-utilized here. Harvest some plants young and let others grow to full size.