Return to the Square Foot Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
spinach and chard doesnt get big in my sfg

Posted by LorinDaigle 3 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 15:04

I am SFG for the second year and both this year and last I planted both spinach and chard and I just can't get either of them to grow big they just stay small and stunted. I have a mix of vermiculite compost and peat moss as instructed. They are in full sun, the spinach bolts quick but the chard last all summer. They are in a 6 inch depth box. Am I doing something wrong?!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: spinach and chard doesnt get big in my sfg

Could it be your climate? I have the opposite problem in zone 9. My chard grows so big and fast I can't keep up with it and it becomes a hiding place for snails. Is your raised bed on top of soil or something else?

Here is a link that might be useful: My raised bed garden


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Square Foot Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here