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Growing corn salad - tips from sowing to harvest

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The cultivation of lamb's lettuce is quite unproblematic. So you don't need any special knowledge if you want to grow lamb's lettuce. You should just stick to our tips.

You can grow corn salad in late autumn

Gardeners who do not want to do without a fresh salad even on cooler autumn days like to use the delicious tasting lamb's lettuce. Especially since this undemanding garden salad usually thrives without any problems and is also considered exceptionally healthy.

If you do not want to do without home-grown lettuce in autumn, then you should plant lamb's lettuce. Just follow the tips below for location, sowing, care and harvest.

Location

Corn salad thrives practically everywhere - even in the balcony box. Whereby he clearly prefers a calcareous clay soil. You should also make sure that the location has as much sun as possible.

" Tip:

Even if freezing temperatures are already to be expected outdoors, you can still sow the lamb's lettuce. However, it is particularly important here that you ensure a sunny location.

Sowing

Corn salad is usually sown twice a year - the best time to sow the salad is in April and in late autumn. You can therefore spread the lamb's lettuce as a catch crop in the garden bed.

You can sow corn salad twice a year

When sowing the salad, it is best to make a small groove (approx. 2 centimeters deep) with a garden rake in the ground and then sprinkle the seeds evenly in it. Then cover again with a little earth and lightly step on or roll down.

" Tip:

Do not plant the lamb's lettuce too tightly. Sowing that is too dense must be separated later so that the lettuce plants can develop optimally.

Maintenance

Casting / fertilizing:

Of course, you always have to keep the lamb's lettuce sown in April a little damp, as long as it is a dry spring. In autumn, however, the floors usually have enough moisture due to the formation of dew. In principle, lamb's lettuce does not require fertilization, but you should regularly remove weeds.

Always keep corn salad moist

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Protect the lamb's lettuce in winter with a garden fleece, then you can harvest it even in mild climates on cold days.

Fight pests

To avoid aphids tampering with the lamb's lettuce, you should apply nettle slurry. But birds also love the tasty salad. To prevent them from eating the plants, it is best to put a string in the middle of the salad bed or a net over the plants.

Harvest

You should harvest the lamb's lettuce with scissors. Simply cut the salad in portions. But not too deep, because then it grows back several times.

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