Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
90-100 (Spring/Summer), 90-100 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Mache is exceptionally hardy and tolerates frost.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool

Mache needs a good supply of moisture and regular weeding. It does best in cooler climates.

Outdoor Growing Temp
40°F - 65°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Corn Salad actually prefers cool weather, but germination can be slow (be patient).

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)

In cool weather the plants will need full sun for most rapid growth.

Water
High

These fast-growing plants must have all of the water they need for rapid growth. It is important that the soil is kept moist at all times.

Feeder
Light

These greens grow quickly and for best growth and flavor they should have all of the nutrients readily available, which means the soil needs to be fairly fertile. Their main requirement is for nitrogen, but they also need moderate amounts of potassium and phosphorus.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Arugula is very well suited for container growing. Choose a container that has a minimum depth of 4". Make sure that your container has at least one drainage hole. Fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost and water thoroughly. Place in full sun. Make sure to keep the soil consistently moist.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
1.0-3.0"
Plant Diameter
3.0-4.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-8
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet, mild and slightly nutty.