My Razzle Dazzle spinach continues to dazzle me.
Razzle Dazzle Spinach
Again, I harvested the outer leaves (n0 photo). Made a lovely spinach salad (used leaves as well as stems).
Razzle Dazzle Spinach after trimming
Will pull up all the plants this week and put the window box to bed until fall.
Had sown in a second window box (same time as the spinach) a Continental Salad Blend from Thompson Morgan.
Did not recognize what was taking over most of the window box until 2 days ago.
They were broccoli raab.
Cleaned, cut into about 1½-inch lengths. Stir fried with sliced garlic green in a bit of oil, salt and ginger.
Garnished with toasted pistachio nuts and dried cranberries. Tender and delicious.
Left in the window box (were hidden under the broccoli raab) are arugula, Swiss chard, red rib dandelions, and (I think I see) lettuce and beets.
The arugula should grow quite a bit now that it has breathing space. Will harvest the outer leaves in a few days, transplant the remainder of the plants and the other plants into the garden and put the window box to bed also.
My experiment with growing pea shoots in a window box was a failure, but the above 2 window boxes more than made up and definitely gave me an early spring start.
Harvest more garlic green as needed but did not take photo (it would look the same as last Monday).
The row of garlic plants on the right of above photo are now properly spaced.
The row of garlic plants on the left are not.
This will be the last garlic green harvest as they are beginning to lose some of their tenderness.
Looking forward to harvesting garlic scape.
Wanted to leave it on the plant for another day, but I saw the birds eyeing it and decided not take any chances.
Was aromatic but could be sweeter.
First tree peony bloom
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