|Pigeon spinach and Clodia endive seeded last fall and now about 3" tall in March|
I was pleased the the overwintered spinach and endive is about 3" tall...salad mix is soon in our future. I removed the bit of straw mulch on the spinach (no straw in my salad please!) and added a few seedlings of arugula and lettuce mix I had on hand. The rest of the bed had been planted with arugula, kale, cilantro and parsley, which we harvested into the winter, but by January the intense cold had killed them outright. In the empty space, I seeded a few rows of Franchi Seeds, which I purchased at the PASA conference in February. I planted a little broccoli raab, a chicory mix, some sylvetta arugula and a little patch of oats to harvest for chicken greens. Finally, I put in two rows of Green Arrow shelling peas in the other overwintered bed.
|Greens (before I raked out the straw and filled in any holes with lettuce and arugula)|
|Uncovered hoop with winter killed arugula and parsley and spinach that is alive and kickin'|
|What to do when it is raining and you want to seed some rows? Put your seed in a metal tin, and bring a hand towel!|
Here's to the impending spring!