Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Harvest Monday

I had some spinach! 
See what others have harvested at Daphne's Dandelions.

17 comments:

500m2 said...

And it looks so fresh! You can't buy spinach that good from a supermarket :)

wilderness said...

Marcia, love your spinach. How is the rest of the garden doing?

Marcia said...

No you can't and it was good. I added it at the end of cooking to a stir fry just enough heat to wilt the leaves. Yum!

Marcia said...

Wilderness - you asked about the vegetable garden: it's looking good. Even the carrots have germinated. No animals or birds came through to pull up the peas this year. I have 4 nice looking broccoli plants and the lettuces, bok choy and spinach are all coming into second leaf sets. Now I have to do something with the volunteer pumpkins if they survive the frost. If I keep them they'll have to grow outside the fenced area. I wonder if deer will eat the leaves and flowers? One spot would be to grow them in the bed over the septic tank. Emily didn't think they would do well in a pot since they are heavy feeders so I may have to put them in the ground there and take my chances with the deer and liquid fence.

Jenny said...

That spinach looks yummy. Mine is still in seedling stage so won't have it for couple more weeks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum---that looks SO good.... There's just nothing better than home-grown veggies... We buy our spinach in big packages at Sam's... NOT nearly as good as yours I'm sure!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Marcia said...

This harvest was of spinach seeded last fall. Not much developed but I'll take what's there. New seedlings are showing up that were seeded this spring. Won't be long to wait for those.

Gale said...

Looks great. My spinach is only about an inch tall! After being planted in the fall!

Mary Hysong said...

great looking spinach! part of mine is on it's way out and the other patch isn't big enough to pick yet.

gardentowok said...

I direct sowed my spinach last week so will be a while before I have spinach like yours.

Daphne said...

Yum. I think I might harvest some of mine this week.

Robin said...

There's nothing better then some nice early spring spinach!

Andrea said...

One of the best ways to cook spinach just added at the end of stir fry, yum!
Iv'e a wait to go for mine,seedlings have just developed their 2nd leaves.

Barbie said...

Looks great. I'll have to come back and check for more posts and see what else you are up to. ;-)

Susan said...

Pretty spinach!
Thanks to you, I am now participating in Harvest Monday. Kind of nice to have a pre-determined theme for the blog..we'll see how long i can keep it up!

Jean said...

Wonderful looking spinach! Now I want a salad...at your place.:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marcia, Me again... (Need your email address to answer questions)... We do have HUGE deer problems... They are 'safe' in our community --so there are lots of them!!! We use "Liquid Fence" (ordered online) --and it protects MOST of our flowers MOST of the time. Occasionally, they will eat something that we haven't sprayed --but about 90% of the time, we can save our flowers... It takes work and MONEY though.

Hugs,
Betsy

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