Silver Beet/Spinage.

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Silver Beet/Spinage.

Postby Shotgun Paul. » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:10 am

Morning all,

I am starting to get brown spots on these veges and then they go a light
green then what looks like that they are dieing off is it because of the cold mornings or is it some sort of bug or insect that is doing the damage.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Postby Ann » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:45 pm

If it's silver beet it's as tough as old boots!! Does it nees a tonic like some Seasol and fish emulsion watered on?
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Postby Pam » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:05 am

Bokashi! :D

Or a weed tea perhaps, or what Ann said!

Paul, are the brown spots simply dry, or are they mushy? If they're mushy you may need to treat them with a fungicide.
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Postby Ann » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:52 pm

Think it must be Silver Beet as my English spinach is just coming up now. :D . Might be easier just to plant some more plants or seeds to replace them. :D I don't like using chemicals on edible things.
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:18 pm

Afternoon all,

The brown spots are not mushy there seems to be an insect or
something I am not sure what it is.
It only affects the outer leaves the inner little ones are ok until they
get to a larger size but not large enough to pick to be cooked and
eaten.

I have used Seasol as per the instructions so I dont think its that.
If it is an insect what would be the best to use.
None of my other veges are affected by this at all.

Any info suggestions would be a great help.

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Postby Luzy » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:24 pm

What kind of spinach did you get Ben? My two plants are just going to seed and not liking the occasional hot day we've been having at all. But, we got a few good feeds out of them - spinach seems to go down even more than silverbeet when it's cooked! :shock:

Hope yours was yummy Ben! :D
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Postby Marrion » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:13 pm

It seems a lot of veggie and herbs do better in the shade and don't go to seed so quickly. Have found that Rocket and Coriander are better in the shade.
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Postby Sam » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:39 am

If you're growing the belgian witlof endive, they will be bitter - they need to be blanched and kept out of the light. Once they're green, they're bitter.
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Postby kitkat » Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:29 pm

The best way to blanch them is to put a bucket or flower pot over them ...you can do the same to dandelions before eating them too.
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Postby Luzy » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:15 pm

A bit of a scary thing - I've been told that the more bitter the salad green the better it is for you. Personally, I still like a mix with a bit of 'bitter' thrown in...
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