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.



  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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