Mache - annual

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Propagation: Seed in AO 25/40 10/10
Temperature:65°F exact*. Humidity: 85%
Germination time: 10-15 days. 
*seeds will not germinate at 70°F or higher

Root /grow: Approximate transplant time: Summer: 5 weeks. Winter: 6 weeks.

Transplanting: To slab or NFT when plants are 1” high
PLANT SPACING : As close as possible

Special nutrient requirements: None

Growing time to harvest: (after transplanting) Summer: 5 weeks. Winter: 6 weeks. Number of harvests: 1

Yield: Summer: 1 lbs per 5 ft. NFT trough. Winter: 1 lbs. per 7 ft. NFT trough.

Light: Enjoys full sun but grows well (even though slowly) during short days.

Sensitive to: Fungal infections: Little Insects: Little.

Notes: Mache grows very slowly and yields little. It requires cool temperatures and likes highlight. It will not germinate above 70°F. Mache is readily sold in markets when available, but careful because everyone has it in the spring when it is easy to grow.