Tag: Spinach

Fall vegetable garden–not so much

Fall vegetable garden–not so much. In August, I had cautiously optimistic hopes for a fall vegetable garden. I planted spinach, lettuce, arugula, carrots, beets, chard, kale, and radishes, hoping for the best despite the August heat. I planted seeds from 2 seed companies–Johnny’s Selected… Continue Reading “Fall vegetable garden–not so much”

June spinach, an update

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). On June 13, I picked the last of the Carmel spinach, as seen above. Good riddance, Carmel spinach. It’s delicious, but it bolts too fast for me. No wonder Johnny’s discontinued it. A few Corvair plants have grown to the eating… Continue Reading “June spinach, an update”

June spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Spinach growing is so frustrating. I just now threw all leftover spinach seeds into the compost bucket. I am ordering 1 new spinach variety from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. This is because I can’t tell spinach plants one from another. Corvair. Space.… Continue Reading “June spinach”

Early spring spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). The first spinach, Carmel, was planted on April 3 at the front of a raised bed with onion plants at the back. Above is a photo of the little sprouts on April 22. That’s not much growing in almost 3 weeks.… Continue Reading “Early spring spinach”

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post┬áMarch changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although… Continue Reading “April blooms”


Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). No photos, but there will be in later spinach posts. I’ve never had luck with spinach. It grows. It doesn’t grow. It’s sparse. It seems to do well, if at all, at the wrong time. I have 4 packages of seeds… Continue Reading “Spinach”