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April 30th, 2010, 05:48 PM
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They look Good enough to eat. I think I'm going to start clipping their leaves soon for salad. Yay! They grew quick.
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April 30th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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Those look great! I wanted to try lettuce but wasn't sure how well they'd do here.
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April 30th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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They don't like super hot temps. Mine usually die in the heat of the summer but this year we are going to try partially covering them to see if it helps. That's why we have those white poles on the side there.
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It does get super hot here. How long did those take to mature? I'm so jealous!!
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April 30th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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I got them as little sprouts and planted them about a month ago and are already this big. That's pretty amazing how fast they grow isn't it? I figured I'd get my use out of them since they grow so quick before they start wilting. I'm hoping that creating shade will allow me to have the greens later into the summer.
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i wanted to do lettuce and spinach, but i am going to do them as an early fall crop since they don't like the heat. yours look great!
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Wow, that was quick!
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Yeah, super quick which is awesome.

Jac, sounds like a good idea. One word of caution, although I haven't attempted to grow spinich myself, I have heard that it is not the easiest veg to grow. I don't know if its because it is temp sensitive or because of pests but I know i've read that somewhere.
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yeah i've heard that too but i wanted to give it a try anyway since it's one of the only veggies that Sarah will eat.
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May 2nd, 2010, 07:06 AM
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Really? She eats spinich? Weird kids. Lol. Lilly likes tmatoes bit only off our vine.
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May 2nd, 2010, 10:47 AM
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yeah...spinach, asparagus, and mushrooms are pretty much the only vegetables she likes.
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May 2nd, 2010, 05:01 PM
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She likes some of the unusuals, which is pretty neat. Spinich is better than other kinds of leaf lettuces anyways since I think it has the most nutriants. Isn't it a pretty good plant based source of calcium?
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May 3rd, 2010, 10:00 PM
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yep...spinach and broccoli are both good sources of calcium. mmmm, maybe i should grow broccoli.
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