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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

spinach harvest

spring spinach 004 I felt nervous going out and picking some spinach from my cold frame. What a day!

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Blogger Cary said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous haul. Mine planted outdoors are 1 inch tall. Kathy, what variety did you plant and when? Beautiful!

April 25, 2013 9:02 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Planted the week of Aug 5 2012 indoors under lights then transplanted to my cold frame a month later and over wintered there. It was a rough winter for my frame as the heavy snow collapsed it, lots of cold air got in befor we repaired it. The spinach survived well, nonetheless. It doesn't grow from mid Oct to mid March. Just hangs out. Then it takes off in mid March. This is the only way I've been able to grow spinach. I don't know if the photo does it justice as this is a BIG cutting board, BIG spinach leaves. I should have put my hand in the photo too. Anyway, that's the story..... Next year, I think I'll grow twice as much spinach. Romaine, escarole and broccoli also do well by this method. other lettuces and bok choi do not.

April 25, 2013 11:37 PM

Blogger Cary said...

Thanks, VERY helpful. Funny, I said last year that I would plant more spinach this year! I think this is the year for me to construct a cold frame. Spinach and arugula both, seem to go from nothing, to seed in about a month here in southeastern CT. Oh, what variety did you grow? Thanks!

April 26, 2013 12:18 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I think it's Bloomsdale Long Standing.

April 26, 2013 12:59 PM


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