This is going to be a very short one (1) item post.
Was rushing to get as much outdoor chores completed as possible. Only photos I took were the spinach photos (taken yesterday). Finally had a few gorgeous and bug free days had to take advantage.
As you can see from the photo below, the spinach in the window box is obviously very over crowded.
Had a large bag of spinach seeds leftover from last year and it seemed a shame to just toss them out. Knowing that the germination rate for old spinach seeds is very poor decided to over sow to compensate for the low germination.
And what happened? It seemed every seed germinated resulting in overcrowding.
But there is a bright side. Using a scissors, I carefully harvest the larger plants and got 8+ ounces of deliciously tender baby spinach.
It was a tedious process but well worth the effort and also the right task for the moment. After multiple days of digging, planting, pruning, hauling, etc. a sit down mindless task was just what I needed.
The above photo is showing about half of the harvest.
A neighbor dropped by just as I had completed my harvest so I offered her some of the spinach, she sure was at the right place at the right time.
The photo below is the window box spinach after thinning.
The spinach in the window box is still over crowded. Looking forward to harvesting another crop in a few days.
I fertilized with fish emulsion fertilizer after thinning.
This over sowing of spinach seeds is working out really well and I love the results. I think from now on I am going to over sow as this allows for more frequent and extended harvest of tender baby spinach.
Thinking: What other greens will work with this method?????
Will try to find out as soon as I have empty window boxes.
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