How is 2012 treating everyone so far?
Me..Okay I guess some complaints and some surprises but all in all not too bad...for day 3 anyhow...lol
The Bee that I am hosting has got me Buzzing...not in a bad way what so ever though! I think I have a few more days of buzzin and then I should be able to sit back and just enjoy the whole process. If you want to see what block the amazing person for month one chose you can click HERE. (And yes I went 1st..Lol)
A lot of my gardening buddies have been posting about planning their garden, buying seeds and some have already started seedlings indoors. I get excited and then I look outside and see my garden covered by about a foot of snow. We have had a mild winter and I am sure that the worst is yet to come, so it is a little hard to get into the garden mode. I do want to start a few things indoor this winter though so I can have a bit more succession plants. Normally everything goes in as seeds in May and just about everything is ready at the same time.
Last year we really enjoyed having fresh spinach. I think I froze most of it though since it was in a 15ft row and was all up and starting to bolt at the same time. I wasn’t sure on when to pick the spinach and read that you had to wait until there were 6 leaves the size of your hand. Well by the time I had 6 leaves that were that size some of the older ones were the size of my head! Oh well it was my first year growing it and I have learnt from my mistakes. Another mistake was trying to grow a second crop of spinach. I didn’t work up the row and threw some seed in....nothing came up.
|Typical size for my 2011 spinach :o|
So here is my question. Does anyone start their spinach inside first or do you simply plant a few seeds directly in the garden in different spots every few months?
Also does anyone have any succession planting tips or a suggestion on a veggie or fruit that I MUST try growing!!
Okay I better get lunch ready Mr. Pickles should be home shortly and I said I already was done making it...LOL