early spring spinach harvest

with warmer days and more sunshine the spinach under the quick hoops is looking really good.  after a winter vegetable diet of almost entirely potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, and celeric, it’s good to have some greens available right outside the door.

the spinach, and a dandelion

they have really put on some growth in the last couple of weeks, i’m worried that pretty soon they will go to seed, but in the meantime we should be able to get some good cuttings in the next couple of weeks.  that dandelion looks pretty happy as well, and while i’m not too excited about him going to seed in the garden, i don’t think ma or i could find it in our heart to pull him out.  just too much lovely golden color, and the knowledge that our friends the bees love dandelions.

with the weather so warm we are able to easily get under the plastic without worries of chilling the plants, and without discomfort to us out in the cold weather.

ma harvesting spinach

ma did some pretty aggressive harvesting on the most upright looking of the plants to try to keep the bolting at bay, but still left plenty to mature.

the bounty

and quickly harvested a great big bowl of spinach – enough for at least two salads each this week.  yum!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s