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how to grow Salad Greens in the Summer – Part 4 of 4: Rosecreek farms, tennessee

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Next up on our summer greens series, we’re heading to hot and humid Selmer, Tennessee, to talk to farmer Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms. Ray produces 300 pounds of greens a week in the summer, and he’s planning to up his production to 500 pounds.  Rosecreek’s Greens Rosecreek mostly grows salad mix, arugula, spicy mustard mix, and baby red Russian kale. They also grow green sweet-crisp...

how to grow Salad Greens in the Summer – Part 3 of 4: steadfast farm, arizona

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Next up on our summer greens series, we’re heading out west to Queen Creek, Arizona, to talk with Erich Schultz of Steadfast Farm. Erich successfully grows greens in 100+ degree temperatures. Anyone Else Growing?  Pretty much everyone else in Erich’s climate has completely abandoned growing greens in the summertime—and it has been that way since he started. That’s actually the reason he...

how to grow Salad Greens in the Summer – Part 2 of 4: Five Acre Farms, Arkansas

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Second in our summer greens series is a farm in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. In this post, Brandon Gordon of Five Acre Farms explains how he’s able to grow 200 to 300 pounds of salad mix a week in the midst of the summer heat.  The Challenges  The biggest problems Brandon and his farm face when growing greens in the summer are bolting and bitterness. And then there are the caterpillars...

how to grow Salad Greens in the Summer – Part 1 of 4: FAIR SHARE FARM, NORTH CAROLINA

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Have you ever considered growing lettuce in the middle of the summer? You might be thinking, “Why would anyone try to grow greens in the blazing heat of the summer sun?”  While it makes sense for some farmers to stay away from heat-sensitive crops in the summer, quite a few growers are seeing success in growing them, despite the sun and heat.  In this four-part blog series, we’re taking...

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