'Mesclun' is a Lettuce variety in the Lettuce genus with a scientific name of Lactuca sativa.
A mesclun mix, sold by many seed companies, has a combination of not only L. sativa varieties, but also varies spinach, Beta, arugula, and other various leafy vegetable species.
This variety is an 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. Mesclun normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches
Mesclun Lettuce is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Mesclun
Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Mesclun is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Mesclun are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.8 and 6.8 as Mesclun likes to be in weakly acidic soil.
Growing Mesclun from seed
Sow 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 5.85 inches
(15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Mesclun about 53 days before your last frost date.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mesclun is a tender plant.
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