This little spinach plant survived the coldest winter in over 30 years, polar vortex after polar vortex, after polar vortex.
This is a precarious time of year for Minnesota gardeners. It’s the time of year that we hold our breath a little every time we pull up the 10 day forecast, and don’t let it out with relief until we
Say what we will about spring in Minnesota this year, but it was pretty perfect for growing spinach. Extended stretches of cool, wet weather and the late arrival of summertime heat were the perfect conditions for a prolific and lengthy
Spring is starting to transition into summer here in Minnesota: the days are getting warmer (even the rainy ones), the humidity is increasing, and the garden is starting to produce a few meals! These early harvests are always some of
The first of many in this garden season!
Growing spinach the past few years has been a bit of a challenge for me. I had spotty germination at best (even with new seed), and what did grow never really amounted to much; I’d get a few handfuls of
I braved the mosquitoes last night to turn over most of my small garden. Having harvested the last of the peas and onions earlier this week, all that was left was a row of kohlrabi and the sad remains of the zucchini plants, which
The garden feasting has begun! Over the past couple of days the garden has really taken off and we are now enjoying straight-from-the-garden meals. So far, it’s lots of greens and a handful of radishes, but with the addition of some asparagus from my