Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Last Night I Planted Spinach, Swiss Chard and Beets

As an example of a summer planting for fall, last night I planted Spinach, Swiss Chard and Beets. Each has its own characteristics for successful germination.

Spinach is sensitive to high soil temperatures and will go dormant. I planted right before a two day rainy spell and it germinated great in the cooler soil. If it was hot I would hydro cool the soil during the sunny part of the day for two days.

Swiss chard is less sensitive to soil temps and does pretty well without hydro cooling.

Beets love warm summer soils and will germinate instantly and be up in just a few days.

These three will be found in our salad mix in about 4 weeks.

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