beet leaf, perpetual spinach

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beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:01 »
im sure a few of you have grown this in the past, what are the p-ests to watch out for if a put a row of this on my plot ?

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 07:47 »
Slugsand snails, the usual suspects

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 08:05 »
Nothing seems to bother mine a great crop kept going all year. Plnt in spring and autumn for all year round. Just a few snale holes but nothing to stop you using it
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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 09:00 »
I find that both perpetual spinach and Swiss chard are attacked by leaf miner here, mainly during the summer months.

Squishing them inside the leaves before they drop off to turn into flies in the soil is at least a small act of revenge, but not very effective when there are dozens, if not hundreds, of the blighters!  :nowink:
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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 09:31 »
Nothing bothered mine last year which surprised me, not even the slugs or pigeons which get most other things. Brilliant plant - going to grow lots more this year.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 09:37 by heloise »

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 14:39 »
now that is what i wanted to hear :) i'll be sowinf 20 plants so should be enough to feed us and the chucks :)

thanks again
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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 15:32 »
If you haven't already bought seeds, do you want some? I don't really like it and I bought it by mistake in Italy.

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 15:35 »
I grow it for border edging colour.  Module then out when it can take a few slug holes.

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 17:51 »
If you haven't already bought seeds, do you want some? I don't really like it and I bought it by mistake in Italy.

thankyou for the offer but i already have some :) is it the taste you dont like ?

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 19:32 »
Yep. I like the flower shoots, but to me the leaves mostly just taste of 'green'.

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Re: beet leaf, perpetual spinach
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 08:27 »
I love the stalks and compost the leaves  ;)
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