GROWING MACHE


Mache is of the leafy green family. It prefers to grow in the cold season, and contains a mild flavor with a slightly nutty taste.  Mache can be grown in early spring and fall, and can even be grown through the winter season.  Mache can withstand temperatures as low as -20 F.

When choosing a site to grow Mache, pick a location where the soil is cool, and rich with compost and organic material.  Mache has more successful germination rates when the temperature of the soil is between 50 degrees F and 70 degrees F.  However, Mache will grow in a variety of soil types.

Sow seeds from ¼ to ½ inches deep and space Mache seeds 1 inch apart in rows 4 inches apart.  As the Mache starts to grow, thin the Mache to 3-6 inches between growing plants.  Water your Mache moderately, and if needed, fertilize with an all-purpose blend.

As the plants mature, the leaves will look elongated of slight cup-shaped, and will maintain a medium-dark green color.  Mache will germinate 7-14 days after sowing, and will mature completely in 40-70 days after planting.

Mache can be harvested in a similar way to lettuce: either by cutting the larger outer leaves during the growing season, or by cutting the whole plant very close to the soil.

Enjoy Mache as a vegetable in salads, or use as an herb to garnish dishes!

Happy Gardening!


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