Corn Salad (Mache) (Valerianella locusta)
Anyone who has ever eaten corn salad, or mache as it is known in Europe, knows just how wonderful a winter salad green it is. A cool season vegetable I pick enough for a salad several times a week from the end of May until spring. It has a soft nutty flavour not in any way bitter. Plant mid autumn until mid-winter.
When to sow: Mid autumn - mid winter
Where to sow: Direct
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing:Sow seed 3 cm apart Between rows 10 to 25cm apart
Directions: Plant in a drill straight into the vegetable garden in late spring or summer.
Packet 200 seeds