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What Summer Time Greens

Posted by sqftdesert none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 7:28

I have malbar spinach, tree collards, gynuras, purslanes, but was wondering are there any types of more 'traditional' greens cultivars (kales, collards, etc) that can be sown & harvested during our phoenix summers?


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Lacinato kale and Swiss chard grow year round for me but under filtered sun. I thought they were only winter vegetables but they took the heat.


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Thanks toucan


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In the shade of a mesquite: I was growing lettuce.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing lettuce at 110


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Hi Lazy Gardens:

Nice, lettuce & interesting blog!

I wish I had a shade tree or any shade for that matter. I have my garden under row cover but its only a 15% block so my lettuces have just started to want to bolt. Hopefully with the next several cool days will give them a chance to calm down and recover.


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Hey Toucan,

Are you harvesting / eating the Lacinto & Swiss throughout the summer or growing & maintaining it for fall harvesting?

Thanks!


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Not all summer. My family is sick of it. I was eating it everyday and I'm
a little tired of it myself. Same for the Swiss chard.


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Not all summer. My family is sick of it. I was eating it everyday and I'm
a little tired of it myself. Same for the Swiss chard.


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Could have picked it all summer, but my family is sick of it. I was eating it everyday and I'm
a little tired of it myself. Same for the Swiss chard.


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Thanks for the great feedback toucan. I have Lacinto & Swiss seeds, so I'll be planting those. I have been unable to find any seedlings/ transplant starts at any of the nurseries for Lacinto unfortunately.

Thanks again!


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Young sweet potato leaves and vine tips are edible raw or cooked.


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Hi timber334,

They sure are. I just have done shoots coming thru now. Can't wait!

Thanks!!


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