Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Yardslave Today at 2:10 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave Today at 2:05 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Today at 2:02 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 12:17 pm

» Path Width
by trolleydriver Today at 11:23 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:41 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 8:16 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 7:26 am

» Hi Everyone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:19 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mesclun planting

Go down

Mesclun planting

Post  ashort on 3/22/2011, 12:50 am

I have planted two squares of mesclun so far this year. I have no idea how to plant it, I just kinda spread a bunch of seeds over the square leaving a 1-2 in border and then covered it up. Is this the right way to plant it?
avatar
ashort

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 49
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  dizzygardener on 3/22/2011, 1:20 am

Yep. That's all it takes. Mesclun is really really easy. All it needs is a light covering of soil and you are good to go.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/22/2011, 4:22 am

I guess it depends on whether you intend to pull the thinnings for your salads or whether you intend to do cut and come again harvesting.

If you can deal with the teeny tiny size of the seeds, and set 16 seeds in a square foot, then you can just pick the outer leaves of each plant to fill in your salad.

If you broadcast or spread a bunch of seeds, you will find it is much too densely planted, so you will need to thin the lettuces when they get up to about 2 inches, back to about 3 or 4 inches apart, but those thinnings will make a great salad too!
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 71
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  dizzygardener on 3/22/2011, 10:28 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:...so you will need to thin the lettuces when they get up to about 2 inches, back to about 3 or 4 inches apart, but those thinnings will make a great salad too!

Mmm, micro-greens! Very Happy

Isn't it amazing how much they charge for micro-greens in stores when really all they are are thinning/young seedlings?
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  ashort on 3/22/2011, 12:39 pm

So I am bit confused. Why would I not just buy several varieties seeds of leafy lettuce such as red oak, red bowl, frisee, and crate my own mix?
avatar
ashort

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 49
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  dizzygardener on 3/22/2011, 3:57 pm

@ashort wrote:So I am bit confused. Why would I not just buy several varieties seeds of leafy lettuce such as red oak, red bowl, frisee, and crate my own mix?

You most certainly could. There nothing stopping you have creating your own Mesclun mix. I think for a lot of people, buying a prepackaged Mesclun mix is less expensive (and less wasteful since there wouldn't be a lot of seeds left) than buying 5-6 different lettuces and greens individually.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  camprn on 3/22/2011, 4:13 pm

@ashort wrote:I have planted two squares of mesclun so far this year. I have no idea how to plant it, I just kinda spread a bunch of seeds over the square leaving a 1-2 in border and then covered it up. Is this the right way to plant it?
This is the way I sow Very Happy it too!
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Mesclun planting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum