Salad Garden Mix – Mesclun Greens and Lettuce


Mesclun Mixed Garden Seeds are a practical choice for those interested in growing their own salad greens. This packet includes a variety of leafy greens such as arugula, endive, lettuce, and mustard greens. These seeds are non-GMO and suitable for gardeners at any level of experience.
Growing your own mesclun mix can be a straightforward way to add fresh greens to your diet. These plants are relatively easy to grow and can be harvested at different stages, depending on whether you prefer baby greens or fully matured leaves. This mix is also known for its health benefits, including a good supply of vitamins and minerals.
Ideal for small garden spaces or containers, these seeds can thrive in a variety of settings. Whether you’re looking to add fresh flavors to your meals or trying your hand at gardening, our Mesclun Mixed Garden Seeds offer a simple solution. Start your own garden and enjoy the convenience of having fresh greens at your fingertips.


Growing Guide for Mesclun Seeds, Salad Garden Mix:

Choose the Right Time: Mesclun greens prefer cooler temperatures, so plan to plant in early spring or fall. Avoid hot summer months as the heat can cause the greens to bolt (flower and turn bitter).

  1. Prepare the Soil: Select a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Clear the area of weeds and rocks, and loosen the soil with a rake or hoe. For container gardening, use a high-quality potting mix.
  2. Sow the Seeds: Scatter the seeds thinly over the soil surface. These greens don’t need to be planted deeply; a light covering of soil—about 1/4 inch—is sufficient. If using containers, ensure they have adequate drainage holes.
  3. Water Gently: After planting, water the area gently but thoroughly. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. A spray bottle or a watering can with a fine rose attachment is ideal to avoid displacing the seeds.
  4. Thin Seedlings: Once the seedlings are a few inches tall, thin them out to prevent overcrowding. This step is crucial for proper growth and health of the plants.
  5. Regular Care: Continue to water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells. Mesclun greens generally don’t require much fertilization, but a light application of a balanced, organic fertilizer can be beneficial.
  6. Harvesting: You can start harvesting when the leaves are 3-4 inches tall, usually about 3-4 weeks after planting. Cut the leaves with scissors, leaving about an inch of growth so the plants can regrow for a second harvest.
  7. Successive Planting: For a continuous supply, plant new seeds every 2-3 weeks.
  8. Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for pests like slugs and aphids. Use organic methods like neem oil or insecticidal soap to manage infestations.
  9. Enjoy Your Greens: Rinse the harvested greens under cool water and enjoy them in salads, sandwiches, or as a garnish.

Remember, gardening involves trial and error, so don’t be discouraged if everything doesn’t go perfectly the first time. Enjoy the process and the fresh, homegrown greens you’ll produce!

FAQ About How to Grow Mesclun Plants:

  1. What is mesclun, and how does it differ from other salad greens? Mesclun is a mix of assorted small, young salad leaves, often including a variety of lettuces, arugula, endive, and mustard greens. It’s known for its diverse flavors and textures compared to single-variety salad greens.

  2. When is the best time to plant mesclun seeds? The ideal planting time is in early spring or fall, as mesclun greens thrive in cooler weather. Avoid hot summer months to prevent the greens from bolting.
  3. How much sunlight do mesclun greens need? Mesclun greens prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Aim for at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily.
  4. How deep should I plant the seeds? Mesclun seeds should be planted just below the soil surface, about 1/4 inch deep.
  5. How often should I water my mesclun greens? Keep the soil consistently moist, especially in dry conditions. Water gently to avoid disturbing the seeds or seedlings.
  6. Do I need to fertilize mesclun greens? Generally, mesclun greens require little fertilization, but a light application of a balanced organic fertilizer can be beneficial.
  7. How do I protect my mesclun greens from pests? Monitor for common pests like slugs and aphids. Use organic pest control methods like neem oil or insecticidal soap if necessary.
  8. When can I start harvesting mesclun greens? You can begin harvesting when the leaves are about 3-4 inches tall, typically 3-4 weeks after planting.
  9. Can I grow mesclun greens in containers? Yes, mesclun greens are well-suited for container gardening. Ensure your container has good drainage and use a quality potting mix.
  10. What are the common problems when growing mesclun and how can I solve them? Common issues include bolting in hot weather, overwatering leading to root rot, and pest infestations. To mitigate these, plant in cooler weather, ensure soil drainage, and use organic pest control methods.

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Product Size

1 lb., 1/2 lb., 1/4 lb., Packet


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