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Corn salad (Valerianella locusta)   Edit Report inappropriate crop

With a lovely nutty lettuce-like flavour, corn salad will help keep you in salad through the winter months. It's not too fussy about soil but will appreciate recent manure, moisture and good drainage. Similarly, although it prefers a sunny aspect, it will tolerate light shade.

Likes and dislikes
Soil
Stonyok
Lightok
Loamyprefer
Heavyok
pH6.0 - 7.0
Manure
Previous cropprefer
Previous autumnprefer
Before plantingprefer
Position
Full sunprefer
Partial shadeok
Shadedislike
Exposure
Openprefer
Shelteredprefer

Seed

sow outdoors sow outdoors

Between plants: 15cm
Between rows: 20cm

Sow thinly in drills 2cm deep. Thin to 15cm between plants when large enough to handle. Protect with cloches.


harvest harvest

Pick young leaves as needed to keep the leaves coming and prevent bolting. Remove any flower-heads that do appear.


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