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Old June 15, 2016   #1
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Default Recs for any 'greens' that will grow well in HEAT?

Its only going to get hotter and hotter in NY... I'm planting malabar spinach and amaranth as those are two 'greens' that appear to do well in heat. Looking for recommendations of others.... I'm going to buy some cat grass seeds from Baker Creek and want to piggyback on the shipping if there are other goodies to be had...
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Old June 15, 2016   #2
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http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6442-jericho.aspx

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Swiss chard was good for me here.
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Old June 15, 2016   #4
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Yes, do check all the Johnny's greens/lettuce for heat tolerant varieties. I have many and plant thick all summer in rotation with shade frames as i have full sun. I'm always adding new varieties to try so no named varieties to mention as most do well.

I'm probably a bit cooler being in the mountains but do give some salads a small bed to try. Planting thick keep the soil cool with some shade.

We are expecting some hot temps hitting 90 next week but i'll still put in another row. Cutting the sun in half helps.
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Old June 15, 2016   #5
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Its only going to get hotter and hotter in NY... I'm planting malabar spinach and amaranth as those are two 'greens' that appear to do well in heat. Looking for recommendations of others.... I'm going to buy some cat grass seeds from Baker Creek and want to piggyback on the shipping if there are other goodies to be had...
Luigiwu,
If you like mustard or collard greens, Baker has a few that have done exceptional in my CA heat.

Southern Giant Curled Mustard Greens

Georgia Southern Collard Greens (didn't see this one listed anymore, I may still have some seeds, I'd have to check.)

Green Wave Mustard Greens (first time growing this one.)

The first two I have grown the past 3 years now, and they always do well. Fast growing once established and didn't bolt once one me. I cooked with them primarily, not typically a green you eat raw.

Good luck.
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Old June 15, 2016   #6
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Verde da Taglio chard (green/small petioles) has been a year 'round green for me-especially in large containers (about 20 gallon). They got afternoon shade-which I'm sure helped. They looked great even in August in Central Texas. Check out growitalian.com
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Verde da Taglio chard (green/small petioles) has been a year 'round green for me-especially in large containers (about 20 gallon). They got afternoon shade-which I'm sure helped. They looked great even in August in Central Texas. Check out growitalian.com
I'd second that recommendation as well, and I got mine at Baker Creek.
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Its only going to get hotter and hotter in NY... I'm planting malabar spinach and amaranth as those are two 'greens' that appear to do well in heat. Looking for recommendations of others.... I'm going to buy some cat grass seeds from Baker Creek and want to piggyback on the shipping if there are other goodies to be had...
You can eat cat grass....isn't that for cats? I think our community garden still has some of those seeds, maybe I can plant them next time I go.

It is for juicing? or using like chives?

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Old June 15, 2016   #9
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Zeroma, that cat grass is for my cat.
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Paris Island cos does well in heat. Mine didnt start wilting till temps were hitting the upper 90s. Mine is in shade and still grows well. It gets morning sun for 3-4 hours then full shade.
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This photo of Verde da Taglio was taken in August--lots better than grass.
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https://store.growartisan.com/product/highland-kale

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New Zealand Spinach (not a true spinach) is OK. It takes about a month to germinate seeds.

I've never tried Malabar spinach after reading a review that said it tasted like a mud flap on a 16 wheeler.
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Just make sure you blanch/cook the New Zealand Spinach as the leaves and stems contain oxolates. About 3 minutes is enough.

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Old June 15, 2016   #15
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Gdaddy, that Verde da Taglio looks SO nice! Does it have deep roots? Will it grow in a shallow say 4-inches of soil?

Tormato, I tried to germinate NZ Spinach but I think I soaked mine for too long and killed the seeds. Its been over a month and nothing has germinated. I am kinda scared about the Malabar spinach but I've read to eat it young will solve a lot of the issues??

I definitely will be checking out all the recs in this thread - keep 'em coming and thanks folks!
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