Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce)
Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce)-Salad Greens-Vegetables-Full Circle Seeds

Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce)

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Claytonia perfoliata

A beautiful, tasty, cold-hardy salad green, which produces large quantities of delicate heart-shaped leaves, each wrapped around a white-flowered stem. Hardiest of the winter salad greens, can be grown all winter in our climate. Direct seed 1” apart. Thin to 4”. Self-seeds.  The plant is propagated via seed and germination occurs rapidly, only 7-10 days until emergence. For home garden cultivation, seed may be dispersed or plants set in virtually any soil type, although Claytonia thrives in moist, peaty soil. Plant Claytonia 4-6 weeks before the last frost when soil temperatures are between 50-55 degrees F. (10-12 C.) in a shaded to partially shaded location, in rows that are 8-12 inches (20 to 30 cm.) apart, ¼ inch (6.4 mm.) deep and space the rows ½ inch (12.7 mm.) away from each other. Unlike many greens, Claytonia retains its flavor even when the plant is in bloom.

Packet contains 1/4 teaspoon or 500 seeds.