first harvest of the season

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first harvest

I picked a nice bunch of spinach from my cold frame. These are plants I started late last fall. They grew very slowly over the winter and have now taken off in the warming spring sun. I sauteed it and it was delicious!

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  • I need to grow me some spinach!
    Everyone seems to have such a great harvest of spinach this year!

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  • The spinach looks hearty. We had our first harvest today too in south central PA (your zone) of baby asparagus. It never made it to the kitchen

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  • So jealous! Looks great!

    E.A.T.

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  • Very nice!

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  • Jealous! I'll head to farmers market tomorrow and hope we can find some spinach as beautiful as this!

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  • Do you grow this indoors over the winter? Or do you plant them in the cold frame and let them sit out there from fall until now?

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  • Your spinach looks very different from ours but maybe they taste the same? Anyway, home-grown veggies are the best, they taste sweeter!

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  • Yummy!

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  • Our first harvest will be next week, asparagus. I plan to plant spinach in the fall to overwinter. Still working out the details on which bed to use and how to protect it but I've got an idea that I'm fomenting. Will definitely do a post about it in the fall.

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  • Wendy, The 2nd option: I plant them in the cold frame and let them sit out there from fall until now.

    The spinach variety is Olympia (from Territorial) "dark green plain leaf spinach for year-round sowing and harvests…Typically upright, it grows to 10 inches."

    I am watching for my asparagus to sprout still. I planted it 3 years ago and this year will be my first harvest.

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  • Awesome! I decided not to put up my cold frame this spring (because it kept breaking apart last year). I'm already regretting it!

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  • That spinach looks so good! I've just found your blog, looking forward to hearing your updates. I have only just started on my gardening adventure (and I only have a balcony), and I've started a blog to follow my progress http://potplantpray.blogspot.com/
    I'm sure I will get some great tips from you. PS your dog is so cute!

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  • Nice! I've been inspired to build or aquire a cold frame for next fall.

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  • Beautiful! I started lettuce late last fall and it, too, kinda just hung out, small, forever, and now I'm plucking, washing, shredding and eating them. It's interesting to pull up an entire plant and then eat it. So weirdly basic. =)

    Also, have you ever noticed in keying out plants if the plant has milky sap it's usually toxic? And I noticed the lettuce has milky sap… =)

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  • They look delicious!

    I just put some spinach seeds in the ground yesterday. I think it might be too late to plant them, but as I mentioned in another comment on another blog, and I'll probably mention it again when I post about it, I was just so excited to actually get something in the ground, I was just too happy I didn't care.

    But hopefully, they can look good, maybe even just as good as yours.

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  • I find spinach just takes off like a rocket in Spring if they have been overwintered. Yours looks lovely!

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