When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 4 weeks before Average First Frost
- Latest Planting Date: Average First Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 4 weeks
When to Plant in Fall:
- Earliest Planting Date: 13 weeks before Average First Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 6 weeks before Average First Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 7 weeks
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Planting: Sow seeds ½ inch deep about 2 inches apart.
For Ground Plot Planting: Plant in rows spaced 18” apart. Thin plants to stand at least 3” apart in the row. Packet will cover a 70’ row.
Raised Bed Planting: Thin plants to stand at least 8-10” apart. Packet will cover 130 – 200 sq. ft.
Care: May need to control for aphids, slugs, snails, and cabbage worms.
Harvesting: Cut stems after about 25 days for young salad greens and at about 50 days for mature bunches. Clip young plants just above soil—plants will grow new stems and leaves.
Germination: 10-15 days
Days to Maturity: 55
Preferences: plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil
Special Instructions/Tips: Use soon after harvest and store in very cold refrigerator with high humidity.