I'm a beginning vegetable gardener in Atlanta.
From seed, I've planted, snow peas, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumbers,
carrots and arugula several weeks ago.
It's all up and growing except the arugula. I planted this very
shallow (less than a quarter inch) and have lightly watered the soil
I'm thinking that I need to restart the arugula crop. What should I
do this time?
Get fresh seed, I guess. Try germinating some of what you have left
in a sterile potting mix. If anything comes up, you can transplant it
out into the garden. But if your carrots came up ok and your arugula
didn't, it seems to me that there is likely something wrong with the
I'm concerned about your mix of plants. If it's warm enough for melons
and cucumbers, you're well past your ideal date for planting snow peas
I think the seed was fresh and I believe Ferry Morse.
Try germinating some of what you have left
I see this bit about warm weather and cool weather plants, but it
looked to me that they should all needed to be planted in early April. I
suppose I should have put these in a starter tray earlier. The melons
took a while to come up, as did the cukes, the snow peas took off. Next
year I'll adjust as you suggested.
What green do you think I should put in place of the Arugula?
Do you like arugula? "Of colors and taste" and all that but I find the
stuff vile, and it used to volunteer in the garden until I was able to
eradicate it. Personally, I'd tell you to thank your lucky stars.
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
Love arugala, especially the spicy. It reminds me of sunflower seeds.
I'd plant green beans instead, which reminds me I need to buy seed
today. Okra and corn like it hot and both are fun to have, just for
the plants themselves.
Kate - oh for enough room for a dozen rows of corn!
Damn if I know! Being of a competitive nature, if Obama was growing
Arugula, I was going to grow it. I'm not really sure what it tastes like.
I think it may be too late for spinach. The part of the garden I want
to replant gets some mid day shade.
"Of colors and taste" and all that but I find the
Some spinach-y stuff, like vegetable amaranth, New Zealand spinach,
and Malabar spinach--this is a vine.
Another unusual summer green is red orach.
And there's a type of mallow that's grown for its leaves. I planted this
once and let it go to seed. Pops up in the garden by itself, now.
Purslane, the weed, also available in a larger, more upright, and prettier
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