Mache Growing Guide

Soil

Any fertile, well drained soil.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates extreme cold when well rooted.

Feeding

Not generally required.

Companions

Carrot, Turnip, Leek, Chinese Cabbage and Cabbage.

Spacing

Single Plants: 5″ (15cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 5″ (15cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start seeds indoors in late winter and set out in very early spring. Sow again in fall, and allow plants to grow through the winter.

Notes

This petite green is slow yet easy to grow in cool weather.

Harvesting

Harvest in small batches as needed in the kitchen.

Troubleshooting

Control weeds that threaten to overtake the small plants.