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Slow but steady

08 Apr 2009
Sunny 12°C / 53°F

My spinach is starting to show true leaves. It’s interesting that the early sprouters and the late sprouters are all getting their true leaves at the same time I suspect that’s due to temperature.


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TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

Folia Helper

United States7

I am just gettting ready to start my spinach. (Indoors). I will plant it out in a couple of weeks. I am trying to get a little head start on my garden, even with things that you can direct sow. Is this a bad idea for spinach?

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

That’s neat that they are showing at the same time. I need to try and plant some of mine today.

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

All of mine are getting their true leaves at the same time as well. They are not staying on them, however. The cats have decided that spinach is good stuff. I am trying to rescue the indoor ones, but will probably have to do a lot of direct sowing.

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)
Katxena

Katxena

Folia Helper

United States7

I have a plant eating cat, so I sympathize. I used to have a forest of houseplants before she adopted me, but now I have just one prickly cactus — and she even chews on it sometimes!

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)
TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

Folia Helper

United States7

@ maggiemom- that’s awful! How frustrating! My daughter had a cat once that ate my african violets that I had purchased about a week before, and had always wanted. They lived through 2 attacks before biting the dust. I would be very upset if I went into my back room and found all of my seedlings eaten. I get upset when one or two die from damping off!

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)
cristyn

cristyn

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United States5b

Your journal made me look under the row cover. Mine is showing true leaves today too. Very wacky.

Sorry about all the plant eating cats. For once I’m happy I’m allergic (or I’d have a plant eating cat of my very own by now).

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)
TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

Folia Helper

United States7

Our neighbors cat was doing his business in my flower beds, but I have not seen him do it since I planted my rose bushes and garlic, and I planted a pokey bush, (that incidentally came with the house, and I have no idea what it is), in the pot on the deck that he liked to sleep in, so he comes and goes less now. Besides, it is getting warmer, and he is doing more exploring!

Posted on 09 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

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Katxena

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