wonder what happened to my e mail? i was asking how to get spinach to
sprout, i have 8 plants this time this is a record breaker for me. here
we plant spinach in the fall too hot in summer time,. i want to plant
direct in garden not in pots and transplant., i have tried covering
seeds and not covering makes no differance
In the south we plant spinach in the fall and grows all winter.too hot
in summer. well i have trouble getting seeds to sprout. tried covering
them with irt and not covering seeds. this year the most ever came up
and that was 8 plants i am pampering them, so some one know a method of
seeding to make more come up?.i do not want to start in pots. want to
plant direct in ground
What do mean by "spinach"? I know 4 or 5 species called that.
What is your climate like? This is an international forum, you need to give
people some help with such details.
Why do you not want to start them in seed trays?
I'm in Florida on the cusp of the "old" USDA zones 9 & 10. I plant
greens, including spinach, according to the planting depth suggested on
the package, in Sept-Oct. (depending on average temperatures) and again
in Feb-Mar, again depending on anticipated temperatures. Of course
because of the wide-row planting, spacing is somewhat closer. The
tradition down here is that Valentine's day is the latest that spring
greens can be planted with the expectation of actually getting a crop
before they bolt prematurely. Throughout much of FL, Spring is approx.
10 days in late Feb or early Mar. and then it's summertime.
At any rate, the point is: Follow the instructions on the package
for planting depth and the seeds may safely be spaced considerably
closer than specified, particularly, if wide-row planted. Common
problems with germination (discounting improper seed storage) are
planting depth, excess soil compaction, and overwatering. Old-timers in
the South frequently simply sow "greens" seeds in a fairly wide swath
and rake them in with a lawn rake and water sparingly until germination.
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