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Baby Leaf Mix 'Bright & Spicy'

Baby Leaf Salad Mix

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Baby Leaf Mix 'Bright & Spicy'

Baby Leaf Salad Mix

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Baby Leaf Mix 'Bright & Spicy' - 1gm

€1.14

Baby Leaf Mix 'Bright & Spicy' - 5gm

€2.94

Baby Leaf Mix 'Bright & Spicy' - 10gm

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Salad mixes can be grown all year round, for a continuous supply of tasty and nutritious baby leaves. They can be grown in the home, on windowsills or raised in pots in glasshouses or polytunnels in cooler areas for winter early spring crops.
The time from sowing to harvest can be as little as 28 days, harvesting when the leaves are between 12 and 15cm tall (5 to 6in) and although re-growth can be harvested, it is better to sow little and often for continual supply.

The Bright and Spicy Leaf Salad mixture contains a well balanced salad mix that is rich in colour and taste. The attractive flavoursome leaves need only the lightest dressing.
These salad leaf mixes have been selected from varieties with comparable growth rates and compatible textures and flavours to provide interesting and tasty baby leaf salads which are ideal for home growing and ideal for stir fry or salads.

The Bright & Spicy Salad Mix contains:

  • Mizuna - Deeply serrated Leaf
  • Pak Choi - Golden Yellow
  • Pak Choi - Canton White
  • Tatsoi - Spoon shaped glossy green leaf
  • Greek Cress - Dissected leaf
  • Mustard Red Zest - Dark red selection
  • Mustard Red Frills - Red dissected leaf



Sowing:
In autumn and winter seed can be sown into pots or seed trays which can be grown on the kitchen windowsill or in a heated conservatory/greenhouse. Sow 20 to 30 seeds into a 10 to 12cm pot using a free draining compost and cover seed lightly after sowing.
For spring and summer crops, sow direct into prepared seed beds in the kitchen garden or greenhouse border, and this is the best growing technique for spring and summer crops.
When sowing outdoors sprinkle seeds ½in apart in a 2 to 4in wide row covering lightly or broadcast sow. Tip a small amount of seed into your hand, take a pinch and spread thinly along the trench. Cover with soil, label and water. If birds are a problem in your garden, spread netting to prevent them eating the seed. Sow every two weeks for a continual supply of tender young leaf.


Cultivation:
The best tasting leaves come from plants which are grown quickly; this means a temperature of 15 to 19°C (60 to 70°F). Under optimum growing conditions a crop of salad leaves can be ready for picking 3 to 4 weeks from sowing. Slower growing crops can become more fibrous and hotter flavoured.
Once cut the plants should have sufficient energy for regrowth to provide a second or even third crop of leaves, giving a regular supply with "little and often" sowings.


Harvest:
Harvest after approx three weeks by clipping with scissors, most plants in the mix will regrow.


Rotation considerations:
Avoid following radicchio, endive, escarole or artichoke.


Good Companions:
Everything, but especially carrot, garlic, onion, and radish


Bad Companions:
None.


Additional Information

Additional Information

Seed Form Natural
Seeds per gram 750 to 800 Seeds seeds per gram
Common Name Baby Leaf Salad Mix
Other Common Names Microleaf, Microgreens, Cut and Come again
Other Language Names Misticanza
Time to Sow Can be sown all year round.
Germination 7 to 14 days at 10 to 16°C (50 to 60°F)
Time to Harvest Harvest in three weeks

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