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Mel

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No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« on: July 30, 2011, 02:00:59 pm »
Hi all  :wave:

I have ad a dire year with my spinach,it just wishes to bolt when it is just 2-3 inches in height! last year,we had heaps of tall green lush Spinach,I have no idea what is wrong this year,any ideas?
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deepinthewoods

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Re: No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 02:16:32 pm »
spinach likes shorter days so try another sowing now, also not too much sun and plenty of water.

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 09:50:57 pm »
Also grow some perpetual beet alongside just in case, I use it as spinach

northfifeduckling

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Re: No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 09:27:32 am »
I use chards or perpetual, seems to fare better than annual spinach. Also just ordered tree spinach seeds - I'm quite excited to see how it will do. :&>

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
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Re: No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 08:52:50 pm »
mine's been savaged by slugs ... and snails ... and the goat!
I prefer perpetual too, and even the leaves of fodder beet (no real difference is there?!)

Funny weather all round I reckon, lots of plants are confused :D
Little Blue

MelRice

  • Joined Jun 2011
Re: No luck with Spinach so far this year!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 10:26:56 pm »
Talking of funny weather ive got a cowslip flowering at the moment poor confused plant!!!

 

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