Corn Salad Large Dutch (Lambs Lettuce)
Also known as lambs lettuce and gets its name from growing as a weed in corn fields. A fantastic lettuce type leaf, especially over the cooler months. Has a nutty flavour and can be used for a spinach substitute. Very tolerant of frosts. Use in stews, salads, soups and omelettes.
Sow: March to May and August to September (cool climate)
Spacing: 20cm and rows 30cm.
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- Corn Salad on the WIKI
- Corn salad was originally foraged by European peasants. Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, royal gardener of King Louis XIV, introduced it to kitchen gardening.
- It has been eaten in Britain for centuries and appears in John Gerard‘s Herbal of 1597. It was grown commercially in London from the late 18th or early 19th century and appeared on markets as a winter vegetable, but it only became available in modern supermarkets there in the 1980s.