Succulent, cold-hardy salad green.
Quantities of heart-shaped leaf pairs, each "wrapped" around a white-flowered stem. Hardiest of the winter salad greens, can tolerate moderate frost and can be grown all winter in mild regions or in cold greenhouses. The taste of the young leaves is wild and fresh. Suitable for multiple cuttings. Avg. 46,850 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Claytonia perfoliata
CULTURE: Direct seed any time midspring through late summer. Sow seeds 1/2" apart, in rows 12" apart, covering 1/4". Thin to 4-6" apart. If transplanting, sow 4-5 seeds per 1-2" cell container. However, bear in mind that claytonia does not tolerate having its roots damaged during transplanting. Thin to 2 plants per cell. In about 4-5 weeks, when roots have filled the cell, gently transplant out about 8" apart.
HARVEST: After the plant has branched, snip the heart-shaped leaf pairs as needed. The plants will re-grow readily for continuous harvest.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1 oz./ 400′.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 46,900 seeds.
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 20′.