Delicious Diversity Mesclun Mix (Organic)
One of the easiest ways to celebrate edible plant diversity is to put it in your salad mix. This is our chosen salad mix for most of the year – except the hottest months. Mixed for deliciousness and beauty, with colors ranging from dark red to vivid green. Also very hardy for winter harvest, although best covered with row cover in extreme weather. Due to different seed sizes and maturity dates, this mix is recommended for the home garden. Includes: mizspoona; kale; chard; arugula; pak choi; endive; escarole; mustard; many types of lettuce; AND more!
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. Or, direct sow March through September. We recommend sowing in succession for continual harvest.
Saving seed from a seed mix may be an adventure. Plants used for seed production should have more space than plants sown for salad mix, and varieties in this mix may cross. Collect seeds when seed heads are dry and brown. Dance to thresh, winnow to clean.
Where did you grow this variety? Oregon
Poems should be written for this delicious and productive mix. As I am not a poet, I will do my best to adequately praise this salad mix that is far better than a salad mix.
I planted this blend in fall 2021: it fed us all winter long as tender salad greens when I remembered to pick often enough, amped up our ramens and stir fries when I let the greens grow a bit more mature. Come summer time I had gorgeous bunches of kales, mustards and mizspoona (my new favorite green) to include in my csa boxes. I didn’t plant in time this past fall but this mix is STILL feeding us in deep January 2023 as frilly kale that continues to produce baby leaves atop its fat and gnarled stem.
Try this mix. It’s gonna be your new favorite food in winter, spring and beyond!
Photo is of mizspoona.
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