Especially for winter salads.
A cold-hardy salad plant for fall, winter, spring, and summer production. Small plants with rosettes of slender green leaves. Adds a crunchy texture to salads. Flower buds are edible. Avg. 85,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Plantago coronopus
CULTURE: If transplanting, sow into 1-1 1/2" plug trays, 4-5 seeds per cell, 1/4" deep. Thin to 2-3 plants per cell. In about 4-5 weeks, when roots have filled the cell, gently transplant 6" apart. If direct seeding, sow about 30 seeds per foot, covering 1/4". Thin to 4-6" apart, or let grow thickly if plants are to be clipped only when young.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation
HARVEST: Clip leaves. Re-grows after cutting, but succession sow for best quality and appearance.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 85,050 seeds.
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 16′.