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Mini spinach how to

09 Jun

Want to grow some mini spinach..simple! Plant spinach at the usual time and apply water and no direct sunlight for 45 days. Done! The spinach is 2-3 inches high and it looks like its starting to go to flower in an attempt to seed..crazy. I have not even had a freekin spinach salad this spring after having it for 2 months last year…that’s depressing. I would cry about it but I am scared a tear may fall in my over-watered garden!

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Posted by on June 9, 2011 in Gardening, produce

 

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4 responses to “Mini spinach how to

  1. Ron

    June 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Every year I plant spinach, for some reason, and every year I get just barely enough to justify the seed cost. That stuff will drive you crazy.

    Swiss chard seems to be more reliable in our heat. Which reminds me, I better plant some.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      June 10, 2011 at 7:57 am

      Yeah..we do Swiss Chard too..we love the spring spinach and the last 2 years we had salad everyday..not this year. We are going from 5c to 25c over the course of a day..its getting to warm for spinach now. Frustrating. A* and I got into it over spinach the other day too..we had our first sunny day in a week and A* was out watering the plants..but it’s also good too so we can talk about how much we should or should not be watering… because I have a feeling she was watering last year too much when I was not around..what the soil looks like on top of the soil does not mean the soil is the same 3-6 inches down!..too much water is just as bad as too little! I love you A*! ..we don’t always see eye to eye on things but after 17 years we usually speak our minds..that is what arguments, tantrums, screaming and talking in tongues were made for..plus I think the chair looks great partially embedded in the wall! Just kidding..but we really did talk about it for 1/2 hour…and we decided to buy a rain gauge to take the guesswork out of things. This discussion was not nearly as heated as our age old argument on whether Chunky Soup should be eaten with a spoon or if it should just be thrown in the garbage cause its garbage.

       
  2. Lee

    June 11, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Dang, I completely missed the planting window for mini-spinach! I guess I can console myself though, because we grew mini-lettuce all last winter. We planted it in the fall, it got 3 inches tall .. and then it sat there for like 7 months. This spring it thought about growing, but the slugs chewed on it, so it went to seed instead.

    People just don’t appreciate the skill required to growing bonsai garden vegetables …

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      June 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

      I concur..we actually still have onions growing from last season..they survived under the hay all year..and one varity of leaf lettuce in the mesalin..or whatever that bitter mixed salad is. There are too many skills to talk about when it comes to bonzai gardening but here are the titles of some excellent bonzai gardening books: daily watering, the skill of applying water when it rains even when you shouldn’t; waxing on and waxing off for dummies; small things amuse small minds..and all I can think about is 2 inch spinach!; 40 Small Spinach Plants to Independence;…and my personal favorite: On Million Little Pieces…of Spinach.

      It has actually started to grow a little now that we have had an unprecidented 2 FULL DAYS IN A ROW OF SUN!..did I mention that one sunny day was after the previous sunny day..WILD.

       

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