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Need advice for growing greens in Colorado

Old 02-11-19, 12:21 PM
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Need advice for growing greens in Colorado

Most greens do not grow that well in Colorado. The summers are too hot and dry.

I grew Swiss Chard last season, and that worked out well. But I would like to grow other greens. Maybe kale, spinach, or broccoli. I have read that broccolini grows well in Colorado.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 02-11-19, 01:52 PM
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Don't know what your last frost date is there, but you need to plant most greens very early... up to a month before the last frost.
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Haunt your local nursery(s), see what is on sale and ask them, also.
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What is the altitude where you will plant?
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Plant early especially if trying broccoli or cauliflower. Here in NC it warms quickly so I have a hard time getting them to ripen fully before bolting. If starting them outside I have a temporary/portable greenhouse box I can set over the plants in case of an unusual spring freeze or I start them inside and move them outside once the danger of frost has passed. Kale and spinach are pretty easy. You just need to get them going early enough that you can harvest before the weather warms too much.

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