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Post  GWN on 3/10/2017, 2:33 pm

I have a cold frame, but have had varying success growing things in it.  Right now I have it all cleared out and weeded, transplanted a few spinach and lettuce in there a week ago and they seem to still be alive.
What I am wondering is.... can I actually sow seeds in there now, say... with radishes, or spinach?  Or do I need to sprout them inside and then put them in cold frame.  I got some seeds  for WATERMELON radishes from seed savers exchange, and they are considered a "winter radish"
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/10/2017, 2:43 pm

I don't see why not. Give it a try. It's only a few seeds.

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Post  GWN on 3/10/2017, 2:45 pm

ITS a rock, my "winter" hobby  Smile
OK, here I go ....walking in the snow...to plant radishes
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Post  yolos on 3/10/2017, 4:59 pm

All depends.  Mostly depends on the soil temperature if you want your seeds to germinate.  Also depends on the air temp and sun exposure if you want the plants to grow after they germinate.  Here is a soil temp germination chart.  For example, if your soil temperature is 41*F then it takes 29 days for radishes to germinate.  If your soil temperature is 50* F then it takes 11 days to germinate radishes. etc.

http://tomclothier.hort.net/page11.html
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Post  ralitaco on 3/10/2017, 5:11 pm

@yolos wrote:Here is a soil temp germination chart.  ...
http://tomclothier.hort.net/page11.html
Thanks for sharing this. It's amazing what is out there on the internet.

One day I hope to try a cold frame on my TT, but alas, that is a project for another day. Besides, I figure I need to master growing in optimum conditions first.
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Post  GWN on 3/10/2017, 5:30 pm



Thank you YOLOS
I have printed it out and gone out and shovelled off the cold frame and the soil is about 48.  This chart really helps.    The spinach is thriving as is the lettuce.  Now I have all kinds of ideas   I am going to sprout some over night and plant others.  I see a spinach and radish salad in my near future  Smile
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