This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, March 26, 2012

March harvest

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We are harvesting lots of fat spinach leaves from my cold frame and tender lettuce from winter sowing under lights.


Blogger Tomato Thymes said...

Looks great and I planted spinach 2 weeks ago and it just is not germinating. The seed is a year old and never have had a problem until this year. Your spinach looks tasty. I may just purchase another packet of seeds!

Also Happy Birthday to Skippy.

March 26, 2012 8:50 PM

Blogger Leila said...

You have a beautiful blog and I love your photos. I found you as I was searching for a seed-planting guide, and yours is awesome, thank you!

March 26, 2012 9:54 PM

Blogger Pam said...

Fresh salads in winter are such a treat! In Sept, I plant mesclun, arugula, and winter lettuce in raised beds, cover with floating row cover. Plants grow for a few weeks until temps drop - enough for salads through the winter. Looks like you can do this with your cold frame.

March 27, 2012 7:49 AM

Blogger kathy said...

My spinach seed is several years old. I looked up info about spinach seed viability with age and found a nice site: Iowa St seed viability info. Spinach seed should last 5 years, but it depends a lot on the way the seed is stored.

I had a package of onion seed that didn't sprout at all this year - at least 4 weeks waiting now. Its 3 year old seed that sprouted very slowly and sparsely last year. Iowa St says onion seed only lasts 1 year. Time to throw that package out.

March 27, 2012 9:09 PM

Blogger Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your spinach looks so good. What kind is that? Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

April 10, 2012 10:16 PM


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