Claytonia - Miner's Lettuce Seed

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Claytonia is a tasty succulent, cold-hardy salad green with a nice flavor. Named Miner's Lettuce after the gold miners of the mid 1800's who consumed it for Vitamin C to prevent scurvy. Also refereed to as Winter Purslane or Spring Beauty. White-flowered stem surrounded by round to heart-shaped leaves. Can tolerate moderate frost and can be grown all winter in mild regions or in cold greenhouses. 200 mg ~ 400 seeds.

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 4 weeks before average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked. You can also start seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-70 degrees. Lettuce seed does not germinate well if soil temperature is above 80 degrees. Resume planting in late summer for a fall harvest. Lettuce is cold tolerant and will tolerate light to moderate frosts. Succession plantings every at 2 weeks intervals will provide a steady supply.

Scientific Name: Claytonia perfoliata
Days to Maturity: 40-70
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Days to Sprout: 6-10
Plant Spacing: 6-12"(head) 6-8"(leaf)
Row Spacing: 1-2'
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade
Nutrient Needs: Heavy feeder
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Tolerance: Hardy


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