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Salad mix     

An assortment of salad leaves that are picked young. Mixture of quick growing lettuce and mustards
Two or possible three harvests of leaves can be made before the crop is pulled up

When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Napier green and   Falu red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green and   Bright green

It is a flowering edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.

Keep in mind when planning your garden that Salad mix is known for growing to a stemless habit.

Salad mix is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Salad mix have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Salad mix

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Grows quickly, keep well watered in hot weather.
Fleece can be used to protect the crop

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Salad mix is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

See our list of companion Plants for Salad mix to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Salad mix from seed

Sow direct, in a sunny sheltered spot.
Quick growing can be used as a catch crop (in between a slower growing main crop)
Sow ever two to three weeks to have a continuous supply
Can be grown in the greenhouse or cold frame in early spring or late summer to extend the season

Transplanting Salad mix

Sow direct, cover with fleece if the weather is poor or slugs are around. Or if it is very hot

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 12°C / 54°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Salad mix is a tender plant.

Harvesting Salad mix

Cut leaves to harvest. Watch out for weeds!
Two or possibly three cuttings are possible before it is past its best.
Then pull up and start again

How long does Salad mix take to grow?

These estimates for how long Salad mix takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Days to Germination How long does it take Salad mix to germinate?
7 days

Average 7 days | Min 1 days | Max 21 days (312)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Salad mix?
+ 15 days

Average 15 days | Min 6 days | Max 34 days (5)

Days to Maturity How long until Salad mix is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 34 days

Average 34 days | Min 22 days | Max 73 days (5)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Salad mix?
= 56 days

Other names for Salad mix

Lettuce mix, Mesclun mix, Mesclun, Microgreens, Salad leaves

Misspellings: leaf salad, Mixed salad leaves, Mesculin

Latest Salad mix Reviews

  • Really happy with this, sprouted in 3 days. Surprised me! I direct seeded in my bed and its in full sun too. Had temp swings 39-84, drought to hours of pouring rain. They are thriving.

    5 stars

    FaithAbounds about growing Salad mix 'Mesclun'
  • I’ve grown Mesclun before, and I love it. I add it to salads and sandwiches equally. My biggest issue is that squirrels like it too!

    4 stars

    CarolynMcBride about growing Salad mix 'Mesclun'

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