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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/20/2013, 8:11 pm

Here's a great article on what plants can and can't handle frost:

http://www.botanicalinterests.com/articles/view/26/Frost-Tolerance-of-Vegetables

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Post  yolos on 4/20/2013, 9:50 pm

Thanks CC. That was an informative article.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/20/2013, 9:57 pm

Thanks CC. Great article. I printed it off to keep in my garden journal.
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Post  floyd1440 on 4/21/2013, 7:32 am

Thanks CC!!!! Sweet article but I have a frost issue. I planted my spinach in late March and we have had some very cold nights and none of my spinach came up.

I turned all my square over again and will plant them again today as I don't see another frost coming for the next ten days.

Also will put beets in too are they hard to grow?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/21/2013, 9:52 am

@floyd1440 wrote:
Also will put beets in too are they hard to grow?

I'm not so good a growing beets for the ball end. Mine end up thumb sized, if that. But I can grow some mean beet greens, which I LOVE. Twisted Evil Not sure but I think that means there too much nitrogen in my beet box.

They are so easy. You plop in the seeds and eventually they come up. Then you thin out the multiples, as a seed is usually in a ball of many seeds. It's a bit hard to tell at first if it's a weed or not but eventually you'll see some red at the center and edges of the leaves.


I do 16 per square and if they need thinning I'll eat the thinnings. I tried 9 per at first but since the balls didn't get big I gave that up.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/21/2013, 11:24 am

Cape Coddess,

I've found that most root crops do better with a sprinkle of bone meal.
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Post  camprn on 4/21/2013, 11:26 am

donnainzone10 wrote:Cape Coddess,

I've found that most root crops do better with a sprinkle of bone meal.
And some years are not good for growing beets. Sad

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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/21/2013, 11:49 am

And you're right about that. Only once (so far) have I been able to grow nice-sized beets.
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Post  floyd1440 on 4/21/2013, 6:33 pm

Well I planted some beets and replanted some spinach as I think it got to cold for too long as none came up.

Have heard people say beets don't do so well; there has to be a reason as using MM should be a perfect medium unless beets need a high or low PH.

Any ideas or anyone have good luck with beets????
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