Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Yardslave Today at 2:10 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave Today at 2:05 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Today at 2:02 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 12:17 pm

» Path Width
by trolleydriver Today at 11:23 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:41 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 8:16 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 7:26 am

» Hi Everyone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:19 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Growing greens in summer.

Go down

Growing greens in summer.

Post  JMurphy97 on 2/8/2013, 3:37 pm

I always have my nose in my SFG but for some reason it does not list greens sucha kale, collard, and Asian. Burpee says to grow from spring to fall. Are these in the same type as chard? I was really trying to do all four of these this year in zone 5. I'm just a bit off as to how many and seasons.
avatar
JMurphy97

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-02-06
Location : Milwaukee, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  camprn on 2/8/2013, 3:46 pm

I would grow all the leafy greens you listed from spring to autumn and I too am in zone 5a. They are not the same plant as chard, or did you mean something else when you said, '...same type as chard,'?
For more details about each plant you can go to http://myfolia.com/ and type in the plant you want information about.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  plantoid on 2/8/2013, 4:23 pm

@JMurphy97 wrote:I always have my nose in my SFG but for some reason it does not list greens sucha kale, collard, and Asian. Burpee says to grow from spring to fall. Are these in the same type as chard? I was really trying to do all four of these this year in zone 5. I'm just a bit off as to how many and seasons.

Kale & collards are part of the plant species known as brassica's in Mels book ( details in my strap line ) they would usually be assumed to be a cabbage ( this is the main plant in the range ) . On page 261 to 263 there is planting /sowing info .

On page 260 there is seed germinating temps .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3779
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 67

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/8/2013, 4:46 pm

@plantoid wrote:Kale & collards are part of the plant species known as brassica's in Mels book ( details in my strap line ) they would usually be assumed to be a cabbage ( this is the main plant in the range ) . On page 261 to 263 there is planting /sowing info .

On page 260 there is seed germinating temps .

Thank you for this. I've made the notations in my book.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  JMurphy97 on 2/8/2013, 4:50 pm

Same type as in spring to fall and four per square. Kale and collard appear to be huge so I'm thinking they would be one per square and should go as far north in the box. Next to the tomato plants that are on the vine. I'm not sure on the Asian greens though.

Would you put behind pepper or eggplant? I know these can get quite tall also.
avatar
JMurphy97

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-02-06
Location : Milwaukee, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  plantoid on 2/8/2013, 4:54 pm

What do you mean by Asian greens .. pak choi , bok choi , chinese cabbage ???
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3779
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 67

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  JMurphy97 on 2/8/2013, 5:27 pm

From burpee .com it just says Asian greens - zen hybrid.
avatar
JMurphy97

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-02-06
Location : Milwaukee, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  quiltbea on 2/8/2013, 7:36 pm

Asian greens can cover a lot of ground, among them; bok choi, pea shoots, tatsoie, mustard greens, mizuna, chinese cabbage, choy sum and others.
They grow best in early spring like most greens and many can bolt when it gets too hot. It safest to harvest them young before the heat arrives then sow more to grow in the cool of fall.

If you buy a package listed as just Asian greens on the package, I expect them to be like All Lettuce Mix which is a combination of many varieties that you would grow only til they were about 3-4" and then cut them to eat. You could grow about 9 to 12 per square.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4705
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  camprn on 2/8/2013, 7:43 pm

The spacing description is right on the web page. It also says it is heat resistant... I am dubious. If it were me, I would sow indoors, transplant early spring. It may also do well as an autumn green and I would probably sow again the last week in August.
http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/asian-greens/oriental-greens-zen-hybrid-prod000888.html?catId=3018&trail=&_requestid=9777078

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing greens in summer.

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum