Salad Italian Misticanza - Renee's Garden Seeds
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Lactuca sativa var.
- Traditional baby leaf Italian salad blend
- Mouth pleasing full flavours
Contents: Zuccherina & Spadona Chicories, Pancalieri & Curo Pleno Endives, Ubriacona Frastagliata & Red Leaf Italian Lettuces
|Plant In||Sun/Shade||Planting Depth||Space seeds||Days to Germinate||Days to 1st Harvest|
|Full Sun||1/4 In.||1/2 In.||7 - 14 days||Approx. 45|
Best To Start Directly Outdoors
In early spring or in midsummer for fall harvests, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Shake seeds from the palm of your hand , broadcasting them about half an inch apart over the entire seedbed or in wide rows, and cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist.
This full flavored Italian salad mix thrives in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the seedbed. Birds are often attracted to tender young seedlings, so protect them if necessary with netting or floating row covers.
Harvest and Use
To harvest by the "cut and come again" method, wait until plants are 4 to 5 in. tall. Cut as much as you need, using scissors to shear off a patch of leaves 1 to 2 in. above soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly and plants will regrow for several more cuttings. Dress with a simple vinaigrette that has a touch of honey added to set off the complex full flavors of this piquant mix. Misticanza has sharp tangy components, so if it tastes too strong-flavored for diners' palates, add additional lettuces to mellow the mix.