[Market-farming] Germinating and planting spinach

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Wed Aug 8 14:18:54 EDT 2012


Do you have irrigation on them?



-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale




On Aug 8, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Ken Bezilla wrote:

> Do y'all ever have trouble with spinach plants wilting and  
> disappearing in the heat?  That was my experience in southern  
> Missouri when I tried a mid- to late-August sowing of spinach -- I'd  
> get good germination, just from doing regular direct seeding, no  
> special method; but then the spinach plants would disappear over the  
> next few weeks til there was nothing left.  I thought what I had  
> happening was similar to the problem that beets often had for me  
> when trying to sow them when it's super hot -- good germination but  
> poor seedling survival.  So ever since I've waited til mid-September  
> to plant fall spinach crops.
>
> Ken Bezilla
> Acorn Community Farm
> central VA

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