The leaves of this salad have a delicate texture and aroma, exquisite sweetish-nutty flavoгur and light astringency.
Contains more iron than other types of lettuce, as well as vitamins A and E, B9 (which promote rapid cell regeneration).
Corn salad is good both on its own and in combination with other salad vegetables and various products (meat, onions, citrus fruits, nuts) and olive oil.
It has a tonic and wound-healing agent is an aphrodisiac.
Getting a vitamin harvest: June-October.
1,0 g = 600-900 seeds.
This is one of the main frost-resistant varieties of winter salads. Forms oblong petiolate, entire rosette leaves.
With the earliest sowing, the first leaves can be collected at the end of August, but it can be done much later. Grown under the film, the leaves are more tender.
With a sharp knife, the outer leaves are cut off, and thus the crop can be harvested until late autumn.
The leaves of this salad have a sweetish specific taste.
Contains a large number of vitamins, mineral salts and carotene. Has healing properties. The leaves are used to make salads,
sauces and side dishes for meat and fish dishes.
When flowering, valerianella becomes unusable.
The term for sowing seeds in open ground: in April, as soon as the soil warms up to a depth of 5-7 cm to + 10 ° C, and until mid-June; seedlings appear on the 8–10th day;
to get a salad in early spring and winter sowing is carried out in August. Before the onset of frost, the plants form several true leaves.
So that they do not freeze, since autumn they are covered with straw and spruce branches.
Sowing seeds for seedlings: 2nd decade of March-1st decade of April.
Sowing depth: no deeper than 1-2 cm.
Seeding scheme: row sowing, 35-45 cm between rows, 10-15 cm between plants in a row.
Temperature regime: the plant is very cold-resistant, and tolerates frosts down to -10-15°C without damage;
the optimum temperature for growth and development is +18+20°C.
Watering: the culture is moisture-loving, it develops poorly in hot, dry weather, the leaves quickly coarsen from lack of water.
Plant fertilization: as a rule, they are not carried out, only for seedlings, 5-10 g of urea or ammonium nitrate can be applied per 1 m2;
when fresh manure and large doses of nitrogen fertilizers are introduced, as well as when grown in the shade, it accumulates a lot of nitrates and becomes unsuitable for food.
Also, this lettuce can be grown in protected ground, using freed greenhouses at the end of summer.
Lamb`s lettuce, Corn salad. Bot. syn.: Valerianella olitoria (L.) Pollich.