Misticanza is the Italian version of the French Mesclun mix. There are many different variations, with the most traditional belief that it should contain 24 different Italian greens, many of them wild and hand harvested! Many of those wild Italian greens are now cultivated for us to use in our gardens. We have chosen a large mix of Italian greens and beautiful lettuces to make up our own version of this wonderful Italian salad. Our mix includes 18 different varieties including arugula, corn salad, sorrel, chicories, lettuces, and herbs.
Minimum of 250 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 0-1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 3-6 inches
Row Spacing: 12-18 inches
Recommended: Direct seed in spring 2-4 weeks before last frost.
You can also start indoors and transplant when individual plants are about 3 inches tall.
In fall, plant 6-8 weeks before first frost.
Lettuce does not like heat and will get bitter and bolt (go to flower) if the temperatures are too warm. Cut off the flower stalks to extend the life of your lettuce. You can also bring indoors, if in a planter, and set in a sunny (preferably southern facing) window to extend the life of the plant.
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We live in New England (outside Boston) -- started some of these inside and some later outside. Delightful and delicious salad mix. My mother-in-law tasted some and said "Dear, this is heaven" (and she is not prone to hyperbole). So I'm ordering some more seeds for her.