Elan Mâche

50 days. Fast-growing Elan grows in dense, compact clumps with green, spoon-shaped rounded leaves that are wonderfully crunchy and nutty yet tender in salads. and can even be lightly cooked like Spinach. It's reliable and resistant to mildew. (OP.)

One packet of about 1,000 seeds

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Also known as Lamb's lettuce or Corn Salad, this easily grown mild-tasting green forms small rambling rosettes of glossy, spoon-shaped leaves. Sow in early spring and harvest the baby rosettes early since it bolts in hot weather. It may also be sown in late summer for harvest through autumn until early winter. Cut individual leaves with scissors or harvest the whole plant. Mâche is prized in baby salad green mixtures, as a bed for grilled fish or shellfish salads drizzled with piquant dressings and as a delicate garnish solo or paired with mint and diced scallions.

Average seed life: 1 year.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mâche, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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