Seed packet instructions wrong??`

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Leah IL, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Leah IL

    Leah IL momto6

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    I have a package of heirloom spinach seeds that say to plant them when all danger of frost is past. Isn't spinach one of the more hardy vegetables? I thought they could take a frost. Maybe the packet is wrong?
     
  2. southerngurl

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    If they are real spinach, then yea, they can take the frosts.

    What is the latin name?
     

  3. Leah IL

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    It says Spinach, Bloomsdale Longstanding, Spinacia oleracea (Botanic)
     
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    whiterock Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Germination temp neeeds warmer than growing temp
    60 degrees on spinach
     
  5. Nax

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    I am well North of you and planted my bloomsdale spinach two weeks ago today, and have some nice looking stuff. It'll get snowed on this weekend, but I should have some ready for market the week after Mother's Day. As well as some mustard greens, which will probably be ready earlier.

    Of course, we had some exceptional nice weather two weeks ago that got it germinated.

    I'd still recommend planting it as soon as the soil is workable. It can sit in the cool ground and wait a bit to sprout, but at least it will be planted and ready for those warm days. :)
     
  6. Leah IL

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    It's supposed to get in the low 40's, sleet and really nasty weather on Saturday. I'll wait until next week and then go for it- thanks :)
     
  7. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah, what's with this weather? I planted lettuce this week, and turnips, and got the greenhouse set up and now it's going to be so nasty this weekend!

    I will probable wind up hauling all that stuff inside, and it reeks of fish fertilizer...

    Frost free date April 15? Yeah, RIGHT!

    Pony!