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Popeye would be pleased

By Penny Stine

I planted an overwintering variety of spinach from Territorial Seed company in three places in my garden. I've been picking spinach for the last few weeks. Right now, I'm picking about this much every other day.

 

 


We eat a lot of spinach.


What's weird is that in this particular bed, the spinach looks awesome. This bed gets shade all morning and then sun all afternoon.


 

 

 

These beds get sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon (which I thought spinach would like) and they're already going to seed!

With spinach, you can prolong its life by pinching the seed formations off and continue picking the leaves, but these leaves are pretty tiny.

 

I'm glad I had the seed planted in three different beds, because if I had just planted it in the beds where it's now going to seed, I would have blamed it on the seed. Now I have to find something else to blame it on.

Shade? Not enough soil preparation or compost?
I honestly have no idea, but I was really hoping the shady spots would prolong the life of the spinach, not cut it short.
This is why you learn something new every year.  

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It’s probably the variety - some varieties have curlier leaves than others. Does it taste good?




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