We are harvesting lots of fat spinach leaves from my cold frame and tender lettuce from winter sowing under lights.
Looks great and I planted spinach 2 weeks ago and it just is not germinating. The seed is a year old and never have had a problem until this year. Your spinach looks tasty. I may just purchase another packet of seeds!
Also Happy Birthday to Skippy.Lis
You have a beautiful blog and I love your photos. I found you as I was searching for a seed-planting guide, and yours is awesome, thank you!
Fresh salads in winter are such a treat! In Sept, I plant mesclun, arugula, and winter lettuce in raised beds, cover with floating row cover. Plants grow for a few weeks until temps drop – enough for salads through the winter. Looks like you can do this with your cold frame.
My spinach seed is several years old. I looked up info about spinach seed viability with age and found a nice site: Iowa St seed viability info. Spinach seed should last 5 years, but it depends a lot on the way the seed is stored.
I had a package of onion seed that didn't sprout at all this year – at least 4 weeks waiting now. Its 3 year old seed that sprouted very slowly and sparsely last year. Iowa St says onion seed only lasts 1 year. Time to throw that package out.
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