Did I overcrowd my broccoli and spinach?


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I'm wondering if I overcrowded my brocolli and spinach plants? I got a 6 pack from lowes and put them all in these 15 inch pots. There hasn't been much growth, and I am suspecting maybe I put too many plants in one pot.

If so, how many plants should I have put in a single 15 inch pot?


 

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Yes, IMO way too crowded on the broc. I'd say only one or at most two in that size pot for broc.

The spinach you might be able to get by with three per pot but no more than that.
 
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Hmm im in ny. What will happen if its too hot? When should I have grown them?
 
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Spinach will be fine.
In a 15" pot, 1 broccoli or it won't form a head.
Grow the spinach in the shade; the broc will be ok in the sun as long as you keep it watered correctly.
 
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Here in Texas the only time grow cool weather veggies is October-March. But if we get snow, that will harm them. It did my broccoli in a couple of years ago. Since you're in New York, you could probably grow cool veggie things longer than I. As long as the high temp doesn't start reaching 90.
 
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Snow usually isn't that cold, and it protects brassicas with some hardiness FROM the cold, in short-lived cold snaps.
 
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LOL, snow adds to the flavor of broc here in my part of East Texas as long as it isn't accompanied by temps below 20 deg. Agree w/headfullobees
 
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