Thursday, March 24, 2011

Garden 2011: Planting Spinach

Measure twice; plant once.
On Tuesday, Jo planted seeds of spinach, lettuce, chard and radishes.

All gardening activities must pass rigorous canine inspection. Rusty is handling that duty as Jo prepares to plant spinach seeds.

Opening the seed packet can be the hardest part of planting.

Spinach seeds.

Dropping spinach seeds into the furrow.

Gently raking soil on top of the newly planted seeds while being careful to not step on Bucket.  Following planting, Jo watered a little.  Now it's the seeds' turn to grow.



Pat - Arkansas said...

I am envious of your dirt! Yes, dirt! My poor city lot is solid, yucky clay everywhere except where, by back-breaking labor, it has been dug out and replaced with soil that will actually grow something. I hope you have bumper crops!

TexWisGirl said...

What beautiful white hair she has! And lovely hands!

Love your doggie inspectors! :)

Eve said...

I think I'm a little late for my spinach planting until fall but am working on my veggie gardens now. Good luck with the season! May you get just enough rain to grow a great crop!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a nice neat row. Soon the rabbits, I mean you, will be able to enjoy some fresh spinach.

Carol said...

when we were truckers we passed by a garden done similar to yours...the gentleman was mowing between the rows and it looked so much nicer than a great big bare spot in the middle of the lawn. I really like that idea.

RedPat said...

We got snow yesterday but I think I may plant some seeds in trays this weekend and put them by a sunny south window to get some baby greens soon (I hope).

MyMaracas said...

I'm so jealous. We've had some warm days, but the ground is still saturated and frozen, so no gardening yet.

I love your mounded rows with grass between. That looks like an excellent solution for us, too. I'll be back with the hubby to take another look!

Unknown said...

How do you manage that the doggies don't dig around in the yard?
Good Luck with the Spinach, can't wait to have our own garden one of these days!

Marvin said...

Nicole: We just tell the dogs not to dig and since they always obey or every command, there is no problem. :-)))

Actually, the dogs are house dogs and are not out in the garden unless we are. They know they're not supposed to dig and usually don't, but one of use is almost always nearby to bring the digging to a quick end should one of them forget that digging is a no-no. Believe it or not, they are even very good about walking around the beds using the grassy aisles instead or going through a bed.

Unknown said...

Grin :D
Digging wasn't an issue with ours in Hungary either. But King loved the wet ground and always escaped from the heat right in that area. I put some sticks up, that kept him out :)

Joy Tilton said...

Enjoying your blog so much! We live in NW corner of Arkansas near Rogers. Finally some nice weather to report, it's been downright cold the last few weeks! Come visit me at Granny Mountain...