[Market-farming] Farming the back side of the calendar

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Sun Aug 12 18:43:02 EDT 2012


Aah, so much for that idea!

Kurt Forman
Clearview Farm
Palmyra, NY 14522
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

--- allan.balliett at gmail.com wrote:

From: Allan Balliett <allan.balliett at gmail.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farming the back side of the calendar
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:59:33 -0400

Yes, Kurt.

Plenty of irrigation.

Myself, I think the spinach just withered in the heat. In my own
experience, temperature affects spinach durability as well as length
of day.

-Allan in WV

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM,  <clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com> wrote:
> Allan,
>
> Any chance you did any irrigation on the spinach after it was up?  I am wondering if that might help the crop after it germinates, to improve survivability.
>
> Kurt Forman
> Clearview Farm
> Palmyra, NY 14522
> Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
>
> --- allan.balliett at gmail.com wrote:
>
> From: Allan Balliett <allan.balliett at gmail.com>
> To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farming the back side of the calendar
> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:20:34 -0400
>
> I believe Johnny's was advertising that you could grow spinach all
> season if you used their varieties at appropriate times. I tried it. I
> got similar results to others. What amazed me was that I got
> germination in pretty high heat. I was also amazed a couple of weeks
> later when there were only 2 or 3 plants left. Another two weeks and
> they were all gone. -Allan in WV
>
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 8:11 AM, MAsteveINE <MAsteveINE at 207me.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Spinach, being a cool season crop, is not likely to be a success in the
>> south in summer
>>
>> even if it germinates when planted, which leaves a few alternatives:
>>
>> Make plantings at above 8000ft elevation where it is much cooler.
>>
>> Grow substitutes like chard, lambs quarter, leaf beet, or tetragonia.
>>
>> Put up a greenhouse and install enough air conditioners to keep soil and
>>
>> air at +- 50F.
>>
>> MAsteveINE
>>
>>
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