Botanical Interests Organic Mesclun Q's Medly Seeds
This exquisite organic mix of mesclun greens was chosen by Chef John Platt, owner of Q's restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. He cooks some of the best food in Boulder (and in the world for that matter)! That is why we trusted him to choose this salad mix. You will be very impressed by the mixture of flavors, textures, and colors that are as varied as the acclaimed cuisine of Q's restaurant. Chef Platt recommends harvesting this mix as baby greens, shearing off the leaves to 1" above ground when they are 4" to 6" tall. However, you can also harvest mature plants up to 10" tall or pick individual leaves anytime. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the leaves. Plants that are cut no shorter than 2" above ground level will also re-grow new leaves. An excellent container variety, you can grow this gourmet mix just about anywhere that receives at least a half day of sunlight.
When to start outside: RECOMMENDED. Early spring, 3 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive plantings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. (Skip very hot summers.) USDA zone 8 or warmer: sow in fall for winter harvest. When to start inside: Not recommended. (Since lettuce mixes are often grown for baby leaves, it's easier to sow directly outdoors rather than trying to grow individual plants inside and transplanting.)
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: Barely cover seed with soil or plant no deeper than 1/8". Light and cool temperatures increase germination. When thinning lettuce, use the thinnings in salads. It can be planted in rows, but group plantings take up less space and are attractive. Double or triple rows also work. If direct seeding outside in late summer for a fall crop, remember that lettuce seed does not come up well in heat. Cover the seeded area with 2" x 6" boards to keep the soil cool for a few days until seed comes up. For early spring planting, cover soil with clear plastic to warm the soil to 70 degrees (the optimum temperature for lettuce). When seedlings appear, immediately take off the plastic.
Contents: Lactuca - sativa
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.