Can I Grow Mesclun Indoors - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by meshopsi
May 3, 2000
Will mesclun grow indoors? What would I need to grow it?

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2000
Mesclun can be grown indoors under lights. Ordinary shop lights using one cool and one warm bulb would do. Plant the seeds sparingly in a shallow pan of dampened soilless mix, cover with plastic wrap, and set in a bright location out of direct sun until the seeds germinate. Then remove the wrap and set the pan under the lights, keeping the bulbs within a few inches of the plants. Harvest as needed, either by thinning individual plants and/or by snipping the tips and allowing the plants to regrow. Keep the soil evenly moist but not sopping wet and fertilize occasionally with a water soluble fertilizer. You will need to replant periodically because the constant trimming will exhaust the plants.

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