[NAFEX] OT Corn Salad / Mache Mystery

Rosholdt rosholdt at erols.com
Thu Jan 28 17:20:42 EST 2010

Yes, it is small!  That is why you plant it sort of bed style, and 
fairly thickly.  I saw Eliot Coleman go into his cold frame and take a 
straight edge knife and cut right at the soil line under a whole bunch 
of the little rosettes (cutting so that the root did not come).  Then he 
put them in a bag and took them into the house and they made a nice 
green salad of them.  I'd whack them up a bit, but I like 1" morsels, 
not 3" ones.  Just wash them well and spin 'em.  Voila!  I started out 
by exploring, too, and was inspired by seeing a tv program of Eliot with 
the Mache.  If you leave a leaf or two, by the way, they may grow back.

Z7a Piedmont Virginia

Subject:Re: [NAFEX] Winter greens - corn salad or mache OT
From:Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
Date:Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:01:54 -0500

Naomi said: Now about the corn salad…..  I planted some once but it was
only 4 inches across the rosette.  That was kind of discouraging.  Is
this bigger?  Did I do something wrong?  How do I do it right.

I don't know how to do corn salad right. This is my first attempt. Mine
is small and is slow-growing too. I planted it September 1 from seed, it
did not germinate well, so I replanted in mid September. However, I
started the thread because I was just impressed that it was edible with
no winter protection after the cold snap.  I figured that I was not the
only one on this list exploring vegetables too!

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