Monday, May 2, 2011

No pics today

Two spinach plants bolted (Bloomsdale Longstanding) and were relegated to the compost bin.  Two more (Double Choice hybrid – 18 oz) went into the refrigerator.  So far I’ve grown the two varieties mentioned above as well as Space, which seems to be a popular variety.  The Double Choice variety has much better taste than the other two – a deeper spinach flavor and more sugar content in the leaves, especially the older leaves.  Also picked were a Bok Choi (13 oz) and a small head of Romaine (7 oz). 
Plants are growing very slowly in these parts because the cloud cover has continued without relief. We did not get the hard rains that the Ohio River valley got, it was more like a continuous slow drizzle.  Still, no sun means no photosynthesis and no growth.        


kitsapFG said...

I have always been a fan of Bloomsdale Savoy spinach but I am going to have to keep an eye out for Double Choice and give it a try as well. Your description of it makes it sound like it is worth tracking down.

Daphne Gould said...

We had some nice sun recently, but this week is forecasted to be cloudy all week long. I went for a long walk yesterday just to be in the sun. I will miss it.

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