Sowed Space Spinach & replanted Emperor Spinach

Gardening

11/14/2019 – Sowed Space Spinach in the north half of Row 13 in the north half of the garden. That is the row with the King Richard Leeks that appear to be coming up.

Re-sowed most of the Emperor Spinach in row 11 planted 11/2/2019 that shows no signs of having germinated.

Soil temperature was 51-51 F.

Thoughts:

Cornell University says: Germination temperature: 40 F to 75 F – May fail to germinate in warm soils. Days to emergence: 6 to 10 – About 3 weeks at 50 F. About 5 days at 77 F, but germination drops to about 30 percent.

The soil temp was surely above 77 F so likely that is why the first planting did not germinate.

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