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Old 02-22-2013, 07:38 AM
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I just got two packets of seeds. One for spinach and one for lettuce. It says in my area I can direct sow those seeds in my area in March. So....what happens when it snows? Do I have to cover them? Will they be OK if it snows? Obviously this is "before" my last frost date.

Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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They will be fine. You don't have to cover them, and if it snows, they will still be fine. These are cool season growers that are used to inclement weather.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:23 AM
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They will be fine. You don't have to cover them, and if it snows, they will still be fine. These are cool season growers that are used to inclement weather.
Thank you. I can't wait for fresh spinach.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Hi Lisa! Waving from down here in TN.

You might want to check out the following for good local advice on timing crops for you in your part of TN. The USDA zone guide doesn't always cover your area properly because of the altitude differences and you may need to plant as if you are one zone further north because of slightly colder conditions that last longer.

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/pu...ts/SP291-O.pdf
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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I don't know anything about planting in your zone, but wanted to add that I had good germination rates for spinach and lettuce using a homemade seed tape this year: Simple Garden Tip: Best Seed Tape Ever: Organic Gardening Don't know if you've ever tried it, but it worked well for me.
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