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Ok fine, be that way

26 May 2009
Overcast 19°C / 66°F

I know that you will be incapable of laughing when I tell you that I totally misjudged the status of my spring greens when I told ceae that I could keep them going. That was pure wishful thinking.

Today I was inspecting the garden and I thought “hmmm…. my spinach is much taller, it must be growing very well.” Upon closer inspection, I saw that it was, of course, bolting. So far just two plants, but the rest won’t be far behind. I’m going to stop cut-and-come again harvesting and start pulling whole plants. I hope I can keep a little ahead of them.

I don’t want my spring greens to go — it’s heartbreaking!


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cristyn

cristyn

Folia Helper

United States5b

If it makes you feel better, your spinach lasted longer than mine, despite your being further south.

Posted on 27 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

But, there is fall to look forward to.

Posted on 27 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
urbandogsgarden

urbandogsgarden

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United States5b

Can all of these be sown again in the fall?

Posted on 27 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

My spinach is still not even the width of my palm, and the lettuce is the size of a fingernail. This is the most ridiculous spring greens season I’ve ever seen.

Posted on 28 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
Katxena

Katxena

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United States7

Wow Nax, that’s crazy!

@cmagnus, I’m growing a hybrid variety that is supposed to resist bolting. I’ve had such trouble with spinach, I decided to try a hybrid this year instead of an OP, despite my general bias towards OPs. I think that helped.

@Om, @urbandogsgarden Ah fall. In many ways I like fall greens better than spring greens! But I’ve never had good spinach in fall, so that’s a bummer. Still, fall is when the Asian brassicas perform best!

Posted on 28 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
ceae

ceae

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Canada6a

Ah, that’s too bad :(

My spinach is not doing well this spring either. Once I get the last of the seedlings out of my Aerogarden, I’m going to give spinach a go. Do you know … is spinach just senstive to heat, or is it day length as well?

Posted on 28 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
Katxena

Katxena

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United States7

Spinach is day length sensitive. You might be able to overcome that if you put the Aerogarden someplace that’s not near a window and then keep the light on for less time (say, 7 hours a day) rather than 12 or more.

Posted on 28 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

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United States7

:( Sorry to hear about your spinach! Mine is just now to the harvesting size, and we had our first salad last night. The onions, dressing and cheese were the only non garden items that were in it!

Posted on 28 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

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Germantown, Maryland

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