March 26, 2018

Harvest Monday, 3/26/18

Spinach picked on Sunday. We grew two varieties of spinach, Harp and Clarinet, both are F1 hybrids which overwintered without any protection. The leaves are large and amazingly tender. They've really started to grow now that it's gotten warmer and the days have lengthened a bit. Harp has serrated margins and a long stem, making it easier to pick and the stems are nicely crunchy and juicy.

We've been eating the spinach in salads as well as soups.
Corn salad picked on Sunday. The corn salad overwintered without protection as well. This variety is Coquille de Louvier and has a mild flavor, but it's already starting to run to seed. Even so, leaves are very tender and we've been enjoying them in salads, soups, and sandwiches.

The same bed that has the spinach and corn salad is also home to Red Russian kale. The kale had died off during our sub zero weather, but came back from it's roots and should reach harvestable size in another week or two. Everything else in the garden was killed off.

Lots of spring seedlings are growing in the greenhouse. I'm hoping the ground will dry out in the next couple of weeks so we can start planting. Pepper seedlings are starting to form their first true leaves, and tomatoes are just starting to germinate. Fingers crossed things go well.

Please join us at Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.