My apologies for not posting yesterday. With a story (below) about growing spinach, and taping two new gardening stories for WFSB’s Better Connecticut…. (Stay tuned!) there was little time to do much more yesterday.
Besides starting Spinach inside, you can also directly seed outdoors right now. Spinach grows much better in cool weather. In the heat of summer it becomes bitter and ‘bolts’- which means grows quickly to produce seeds which is not what we want for eating.
|The Seed Packet|
|Day 1- Planting|
|The plastic 'greenhouse' keeps the soil moist for germination|
|Day 7- Life!|
|Now the 'greenhouse' roof is removed to allow maximum light and air to the baby spinach|