Monday, July 13, 2015
Alas! for my poor spinach
So my spinach seems particularly ill-fated this year. I planted Bordeaux, a variety highly recommended by our local seed maven, and some combination of wet and cold and cold and wet and my procrastination led to seedlings that went straight to bolting. However, I did not despair. Also courtesy of our local seed maven, I have enough spinach to feed a (very small) army for a season, so yesterday I planted two more varieties. Bloomsdale Longstanding and something weird that started with an "L," I think. Lawa-something? Anyway. I had just watered the garden, so I sprinkled them both in the little square I'd set aside for spinach and called it good. And I'm sure it was, until today, around noon, when the heavens opened. Now I'm sure all the tiny spinach seeds are huddled up against the pebbles edging the bed, shuddering and crying, and I'll get one of those weird rows that results from such circumstances. Oh, well. I've always got more spinach seeds.