I was so worried about the spinach not producing earlier in the year. Things were s...l...o...w this spring. Usually my spinach would be bolting and out by the end of May.
I decided the corn could be planted a bit later and I'd wait for the spinach.
I'm glad I did. With two days of rain the spinach grew like gangbusters. Whoohoo! But the corn needed to go in so I had to chop it down.
It is so sad to see it go. But at least I got a decent harvest. It is the lowest harvest I've had here I think, but still it was decent. I even shared a little with my townhouse mates. Not a lot like last year, but something.
I froze most of it but kept some for fresh salads. With these 15 servings I'm up to a total of 24 servings of spinach frozen, and 28 of kale. Sadly when I was cleaning out the freezer (and I'm not done yet) I found yet another packet of frozen greens from last year. I thought I'd found all of those.
I used three of the old spinaches up on Dave's Spinach Pie which I'm now eating for breakfast every morning. I wish I had noticed that bag last month before I was inundated with fresh greens. But looking out in the garden I see I have my work cut out for me eating all the fresh produce. I have to harvest a truckload of bok choy by next week when it needs to come out so I can plant more corn. It too got pushed back a week, but I won't be able to wait any longer than that or my corn might not ripen. And the chard needs to be picked soon. I am so drowning in greens.
After I processed all the spinach, I went back out and prepped the beds and planted that corn. I think tomorrow I'll soak some butternut squash seeds to plant at the ends of the beds. It seems to be having trouble germinating, but I think it will be OK if it gets chitted first.