How to Grow Salad Leaf Lettuce Mesclun Mix
Salad Leaf Lettuce Mesclun Mix seeds should be sown thinly 3mm deep into firm, well-drained soil in rows spaced 30cm apart. Germination typically takes 7-14 days. Once large enough, thin the seedlings to 25cm spacing.
Once planted, protect the seedlings from birds and insects by covering with netting or fleece. Water freely during dry weather, and if desired, feed the plants with high nitrogen feed as soon as the leaves start to develop and again 5 weeks later.
Harvest 30-75 days after sowing, when leaves are 4-6 inches high. Use scissors to cut 1 inch above soil level. Most varieties will re-grow, allowing for a continuous supply of fresh lettuce. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply of fresh lettuce. In dry weather, keep soil moist during germination. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather, with optimum soil temperatures for germination between 4-24°C