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Claytonia perfoliata 42 days. This annual green is high in vitamin C and native to many moist areas of the country. The leaves are rather heart-shaped and provide a substantial addition to salads and sandwiches. Probably the most cold tolerant of the greens, Miner's Lettuce will grow year-round in the cloche, greenhouse, or even unprotected in the maritime Northwest. Quickly regrows after harvest. Approximately 525 seeds per ¼ gram.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

I threw lots of seeds out on my various pots in late Fall, and as per usual with Miner's Lettuce I have many small plants to enjoy this spring. It's March 11, and they're still small and tender. I'm eating some and letting others continue to grow. If you let some go to seed in the summer / fall, they'll pop up everywhere in the spring.

Germination rate - low

Direct sow them in the early fall, Zone 7A. Nothing shows up. Did another round toward late fall, no show. Out of the lot, only 3 plants appear this spring. Am going to start the remaining few seeds in pots to see if I can get it to germinate.

Sorry to hear the seed did not germ well for you. We do test every lot of seed we sell and we will not sell it if it doesn't pass our germination standards (which are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act). As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price (for up to one year from purchase), whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Soil Temp for Germ 50–70°F
Seed Depth ¼–½"
Seed Spacing 1–2"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 6–12"
Row Spacing 16–18"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Seeds per Gram Listed per variety

Savor the flavors that fill the kitchens of Europe. Fast and easy to grow, greens are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Enjoy them in soups, lightly steamed, or raw for a low calorie and highly nutritious part of your diet.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Gourmet greens perform best when planted in early spring or fall
• Most will tolerate light to moderate frosts with minimal cover• Plants are most vigorous and the flavors are better when daytime air temperatures are between 60-70°F
• Most greens are best direct sown
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover seeds with Reemay or Grow Guard 20 to help deter birds and improve germination
• Sow greens every couple of weeks to ensure a continuous supply of young plants

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• Thin as soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Aphids and flea beetles
• Insect control: Strong spray of water, or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and proper plant spacing allows air circulation to prevent molds

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest greens frequently and when young
• As with all greens, a rinse in cold water will help preserve the flavor and texture

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