A cold-weather leafy vegetable, mÃ¢che is sown in the fall and picked late or overwintered. Work it back into the soil come spring. Easy to start from seed.
1 inch per week
Below 70 degrees
Plant as ground cover
Days to Maturity
60, but can snip before
Mâche: A Field Guide
Mâche, a former weed turned “it” veggie, brings life to the winter garden.
A cold-weather grower, mâche is sown in the fall and picked late or overwintered. It can be worked back into the soil come spring, making for a good, green compost. Planted closely, the rosette-style leaves of mâche—also called lamb’s lettuce or corn salad—make a lush ground cover. Try sowing in window boxes and, when it gets cold, bring them indoors to continue growing. Pluck these tender, nutty leaves throughout the winter. Grow from seed, if you can’t find mâche seedlings. Self-sows easily.