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Corn Salad

Valerianella locusta

Lactuca , Lamb's lettuce , Cornsalad , Fetticus , Milk grass , White pot-herb

This hardy small annual that is eaten as a leaf vegetable, and is a reliable salad crop for cool periods.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Spring, Autumn

Harvesting

Can be harvested eight weeks after sowing. Harvest outer leaves, the inner will continue to grow.

Propagation

Seed
Sow in spring for a summer harvest and in late summer to mid-autumn for a spring harvest. Can be started under glass. Sow thinly in drills 13mm deep, 30cm apart. Thin plants to 10cm apart.

Special features

Crop rotation
Can been sown in spring either as a summer harvest or in mid-autumn for a spring harvest.

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Caprifoliaceae
Scent
None

Problems

Birds, Cutworms, Lettuce root maggot, Root aphid, Root knot eelworm, slugs, snails, grey mould, lettuce downy mildew, mosaic virus, ring spot.

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