60 days — Corn Salad (or Cornsalad), also known as 'French Cornsalad', 'Lamb's Lettuce', 'Field Salad', or 'Mâche', is a hardy annual that grows well to zone five. In warm weather it bolts to seed. If your climate is mild, it can be grown as a winter green. Corn Salad grows wild in parts of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia and is a common weed on both cultivated land and waste spaces.
Like other formerly foraged greens, corn salad has many nutrients, including three times as much Vitamin C as lettuce, beta-carotene, B6, B9, Vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. This is an old garden green. Because it has a delicate, mild flavor, Corn Salad contrasts nicely in mesclun or salad mixes with stronger flavored greens like arugula
and mustard greens
. It can also be cooked like, or used in recipes, as a substitute for spinach
. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 700 seeds.