First Salad Greens Bed Of The Season

Okay, I know it’s really early, but it’s been over 40 degrees at night, and so I took a chance on salad greens.  Mind you, under plastic and tough greens.  This is what I planted out:

  • ‘Southern Giant Curled’ Mustard Greens
  • ‘Red Giant’ Mustard Greens
  • ‘Tyee’ Spinach
  • ‘Magenta Sunset’ Swiss Chard
  • ‘Ruby Red’ Swiss Chard
  • ‘Chioggia’ Beets
  • Arugula

Here is a video of information I made about how I start early salad greens:

Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, but so far, so good–if this works, we’ll have fresh greens for the kitchen by April!

Leave a comment, and let me know what has worked for you in terms of seed choices and row covers for early food production in your home garden.

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2 Comments

  1. minervasgardenwriter said,

    February 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    All the seeds germinated by Feb. 9th–it was all toasty and warm under that plastic. I did water the bed Feb. 8th, but it’s getting ready to rain again, so the bed will take care of itself for a while.

  2. minervasgardenwriter said,

    February 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    It has been chilly lately on the overnight temperatures, so I simply added one more layer of plastic covering to the bed, and this has kept them safe from the cold. They are still baby-sized, but growing.


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