Planting Salad Greens: Good idea, but???

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Planting Salad Greens

By Dutchlady1
March 1, 2013

When planting seeds for salad and other edible greens, consider planting one row per week during the growing season. That way, you ensure that you have fresh young salad to harvest every week throughout the season.

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Mar 1, 2013 8:40 AM CST
I always mean to do that, but somehow get distracted with gardening tasks. Shrug!
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RickCorey
Mar 1, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Or you can plant 2-3 different varieties on the same weekend. One is bound to mature a little earlier and one a little later.

Or plant some lettuce and some Bok Choy or Chinese cabbage or Tatsoi or Komatsuna. The Bok Choy will produce young baby leaves well before the lettuce is ready, and the Chinese cabbage plants will mature after the lettuce gives up.
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CarolineScott
Mar 2, 2013 6:07 AM CST
Good idea---and I have mixes of greens seed!
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Mar 4, 2013 12:45 AM CST
Thanks for the nice surprise, Hetty! Big Grin

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ThelmaLou
Mar 4, 2013 2:31 PM CST
Hi, new here and found this site when I googled about seed starting. Just planted the greens in dixie cups today. I read where dixie cups (with holes in the bottom) were a good seed started since they were paper and you could use them to seed and transplant easier.

Took the advice to use Epsom's salt, will use the food grade h2o2 later.
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CarolineScott
Mar 4, 2013 3:51 PM CST
Welcome, ThelmaLou.
There are lots of gardeners here for you to talk to.
Paper dixie cups make good starter pots, and they transplant without disturbing the roots.
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Mar 4, 2013 4:15 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP, ThelmaLou.
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RickCorey
Mar 4, 2013 9:33 PM CST
How do, ThelmaLou!

I used to worry about paper cups falling apart too fast, and used plastic Dixie cups instead.

Now, I saved my paper coffee cups for a year. I figure, if I'm giving plants away and want to urge people to pot them up or plant them out before they get root-bound, what better way than to tell them "now, you have to pot this up before the paper cup dissolves and you have mud everywhere!

(Actually, I bet they last a long time.)

>> will use the food grade h2o2 later.

If you have access to food grade hydrogen peroxide, it might be 32% strong! The recipes that we toss around are based on "drugstore peroxide", which is 3%. So 1-3 ounces per quart of drugstore peroxide is fine, but if you start with the strong stuff, you might want to try 2-6 teaspoons per gallon so you don't bleach any seedlings blonde.
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