Row Cover to Speed up Spring Vegetable Growth
Posted: May 1, 2012
Brocoli transplants under row cover right are twice the size of those outside planted on the same day.
For organic and IPM production on a small and mid-scale row covers are an essential for many crops the moment you put them in the ground. For example, to keep out cucumber beetles and flea beetles I don’t consider the planting finished until I have the planting covered. For other crops this may not be part of the routine. However, you may consider using row cover to push along spring growth, even for crops like brassicas that can withstand colder temperatures. Remember optimal growing temperature for broccoli is 60-70F day and 50-60F night.
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