Herb Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce Mache

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Also known as Lamb’s Lettuce, Fetticus or mache, Dutch Corn Salad is an easy to grow, delicious alternative to lettuce for salads.  The large leaves can be used raw in salads, as an herb for flavoring or cooked like spinach.

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Herb Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce Mache

Herb Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce Mache. Also known as Lamb’s Lettuce, Fetticus or mache, Dutch Corn Salad is an easy to grow, delicious alternative to lettuce for salads.  The large leaves can be used raw in salads, as an herb for flavoring or cooked like spinach.  Corn Salad is a hardy plant, but it does not do well in very hot weather and is best grown using successive plantings throughout the year.  In hot summers, plant in areas where shade is present in the afternoon. Corn Salad can survive cold weather, even freezing weather, so plant in August for fall and winter harvest.  Plants can grow 2 –  4″ tall.

 Cultivation Advice Herb Corn Salad Lambs Lettuce Mache

  • Sow direct outside anytime in early spring through to autumn in drills 12mm (½in) deep and 15cm (6in) apart.
  • Water the young plants during dry spells.
  • Thin out when large enough to handle to 10cm (4in) apart.
  • Make successive plantings every 3 weeks for a continuous supply.
  • This is a cold weather plant that is hardy in 5 F and grown throughout the winter.
  • To harvest first pull up every other plant and then pick a few of the outer leaves from the remaining plants.