Another delicious winter crop-Mache, or better known as corn salad in the states, is easy to grow and it comes up quickly. This will be ready to start cutting in about 2 weeks. In Europe it's harvested as a whole plant and served in fancy salads. If you find it in high end restaurants in America it's served the same way. But for the home gardener, you can use it as a cut-and-come again crop. This lengthens the availability of mache significantly for home use. It's got a different taste-almost a nutty flavor, but it's something that you'll love for winter and spring salads. You won't find it in summer salads because it doesn't grow in warm weather. It's categorized as a winter annual.
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