Monday, May 26, 2014
And with the cool, wet weather we have most of this Spring other crops are a week or 2 behind where we would like them to be - Swiss chard, kale, potatoes, etc.
But because of our perennial difficulties in growing spinach well, I decided to obtain several different varieties of open-pollinated spinach and trial them in one bed together (see picture above). I plan to monitor them to see which grows the best in our conditions. I will harvest the others and let the best one go to seed and save the seed. And hopefully start developing a spinach variety that is better suited to our conditions. I am also planning to save beet seed of our own this year and I have been saving pepper, tomatillo and husk cherry seed for several years now.
Expected vegetables for week 1:
Choose 5 items
flour, whole wheat bread or all purpose