John Weiland wrote:Above I noted the ~100 peanut seeds that gave rise to a whopping 4 plants. Maybe it was the powerful pull of the full moon on summer solstice, but ONE MORE plant just emerged! If this keeps happening, I will have to remove this incident from the Garden Failures category. Now let's see.....a 150-day crop, emerging on June 21st, ..... in zone 4.
Naw.....we'll stick with fail!...
Kristi Anglen wrote:Yep. I've succession planted from late October right through March. Doesn't seem to matter. The only thing I can guess is that the soil is just too amended for them giving me more greens than roots. Since it's nothing but sand here, all of our dirt has been brought in and I'm constantly composting into the raised beds. Maybe I should fill a container with sand and give it a try!
Kristi, is it fair to say that you've always had some source of local soil mixed in with your amended mix in your planter boxes?
Yes, I would consider trying a batch of radishes (started in cool weather weather of course....may not be good to try this in Florida summer...)
Tyler Ludens wrote:Don't forget that the leaves of Broccoli and Cabbage plants are edible; even if you aren't able to get them to head, at least they won't be a complete bust.