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Too hot to sow?

Too hot to sow?

by 2 years ago
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Hi all,

I'm new here and have need of some advice on growing a few new (to me) crops; callaloo, agretti roscana (salsola) and tiger nuts (chufa). I live in Kullu Himachal pradesh NW India at a height of 1100 mts. It's mid june and around 25-35C. Is it already too hot to sow these seeds?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks, Savitra

2 years ago
Moderator
Hi Savitra, Welcome to the community! Glad to see you here :) I am sure someone will come along with an answer for you soon. Do keep us updated with how you get on with your crops. Very best wishes, Amy
2 years ago
Tutor
I only have grown callaloo of these, which would be fine. The main issue is not so much heat, but drought, if you can guarantee that seed bed and seedlings can be watered then why waste time? You could sow half and keep half until the cooler weather later when temp. is more like 25C. Regards Noel
2 years ago
Tutor
I agree with Noel drought is the main thing to beware of. I'm growing agretti this year for the first time and it's growing well but slowly I think some extra heat would benefit it. I soaked the seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing and they came up very quickly. I would have thought around 25C would be ok. I know lettuce seeds don't like it too hot for germination Michael
2 years ago
Not clear to me how to reply so I'll have to put it here.......thank you for your help.

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