Corn salad Growing Guide

Valerianella locusta

Corn salad

Crop Rotation Group



Most soil types.


Sun or partial shade. A cooler, shady position in summer.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates mild frosts.


Not required.


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

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into the soil from early spring onwards. In frost areas sow under cover for an earlier sowing in mid-late winter. Can also sow in early autumn for a winter crop.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


An easy salad crop to grow and will often fit between other plants while they are still small.


Harvest in small batches as required.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Corn salad