Fall Vegetable Garden


Good morning Anne. Do you think it would be okay to sow some spinach outside already? I would be able to keep them under a plastic hoop house with the ability to add row cover if needed. Any advice on soaking the seeds first or things like that.



Timing is perfect for direct sowing spinach b/c it likes cold. I’d just cover the row with a lite fleece and check periodically for slug damage. Spinach is pretty hardy and the fleece is very nice for reducing moisture loss through dessication yet it still breathes - unlike poly.
I score the seeds a little in a morter and then soak a day and then sow. If you don’t score them then I’d let them soak longer - several days. That’s been my experience.


Cool beans,

Seeds are in some water now and I’ll plant them this week. Thanks for the advice.