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Mystery solved… maybe

By Penny Stine

My mom, who’s lived and gardened in the Nebraska Panhandle for the last 17 or 18 years, but who has also gardened in Wyoming, Alaska and Oklahoma, gives me good gardening tips.

So when Mom recommended I try planting spinach in the late fall, I took her advice. This is now the second spring I’ve reaped the benefits of planting in November. Because our winter was milder than last year, I noticed my first few sprouts clear back in January. I wasn’t sure they’d survive February.


Although they didn’t grow much, they survived. Now that we’re enjoying warmer weather, the spinach is actually starting to grow.
Obviously not big enough to eat yet, but maybe by late April.

Last year, I picked spinach for two months before it finally bolted when it got hot. One week we ate it six times, in six different ways. I also froze some and just ran out about a month ago.

 


When I saw the spinach back in January, I noticed a mystery plant in another bed that I don’t remember planting. Now that it’s gotten a little bigger, I’m fairly certain it’s lettuce.
Although it’s hard to muster up the enthusiasm for planting in late fall, it’s way cool to have something coming up in the garden so early in the spring.

 

Sadly, I still can’t seem to muster up enthusiasm for cleaning the house…

 

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