Comments On - Spinach

Rick, I envy your growing season there in Italy. We are into the dormant season here in the midwest. However the temperatures are unseasonably warm for this time of the year. I'm wondering just how it will affect the 2012 gardening season. I planted a fall salad green mix for the first time this last fall. spinach was one of the plants in the mix. The mix did quite well until the 9 degree temperature finally backened the plants. It was quite a success for my first attempt at fall gardening. The carrots and broccoli .... not so much.

Have a great Italian New Year in the garden.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 1/1/2012 6:33:26 AM
I've had pretty good luck with several varieties of spinach here in the desert. I start it indoors in peat pots and then set them out early in the year. I can usually get two cuttings before it gets too hot to taste good.

I have found it grows best where it gets partial shade during the afternoon and plenty of water. I am trying several types of New Zealand spinach that are supposed to be more heat tolerant this year. I'm hoping I can get further into the year before it goes to seed.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 12/30/2011 7:55:13 AM
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