This traditional French mesclun recipe combines the tangy flavours of arugula, chervil and endive with flat leaf parsley and three colourful, winter-hardy French lettuces. This makes a wonderful salad mix that looks great in the winter garden or planters. For winter harvest, plant Winter Blend mesclun seeds by mid-August. Sow long rows that will grow slowly in the lower light levels of the fall and winter. Provide some frost protection, and this mesclun blend can be harvested into late December. The seeds in this blend do not require warm soil to germinate, so you can start planting fresh rows in March for spring harvests. Harvest with scissors, leaving an inch or two of growth, and each harvested area should come back at least once for true "cut and come again" harvesting.
Salad greens are usually picked at an immature size and coaxed into regrowing several times. They are a perfect choice for container gardening, as long as a good soil mixture is in place. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Mescluns and Salad Greens Guide and grow great salad all year long.