Improvement status: Landrace
Seeds per packet: ~500
Germination tested 12/2021: 96%
Life cycle: Annual and/or Perennial
This seed comes to us from Wild Garden Seeds. From Frank Morton: "A species not just common, but circumpolar in its distribution. Where goes gardening, goes chickweed. Not to be confused with “mouse-eared” or the other non-delectable chickweeds, this is the smooth lettucy-green gem of winter for us. Long recognized by chefs and self-sustaining gardeners for its mild flavor and nutritional merits, this low growing interloper is now making its way into the same level of commercial trade that mache enjoyed 20 or so years ago. Fantastic wild salad mate to chicory, chervil, endive, and cress. Also fantastic for getting beneficial insects started early in the fields, as it feeds a broad spectrum of wasps, syrphids, lady beetles, and bees well before other flowers show... Multiple cuttings from each sowing. Very high in vitamins, minerals, and protein, and a fast feeding soil food when it’s turned over."