The Q&A Archives: spinach, peppers, and lettuce

Question: Is it too early or hot to replant lettuce and spinach? Also, if I leave peppers on the plant to change to their mature color, will it hinder production? (I know picking stimulates growth and I'm afraid of not having as many peppers.)

Answer: Ripening peppers to to red will slow production, yes.

You can try replanting spinach, but I would recommend successive plantings. It is still too hot for lettuce. When you plant, dig a slightly deeper than usual furrow, water the furrow, then plant the seed. Water lightly and cover with a board to keep the soil moist and cool. Remove it as soon as they start to germinate.

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