[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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