March 19, 2016
The first lush food of early spring with us is the greenhouse's overwintered spinach. Sown in September and transplanted after the tomatoes were removed in November, it has been over half a year along the way, only protected from the winter frost by a few layers of non-woven fabric. Surprisingly, there is almost never a single plant that does not survive - and as soon as there is a bit of light and heat in February-March, the green growth goes pretty fast. So today, the spring's continuous spinach harvest for the next 3 months began: after the greenhouse, the overwintered spinach comes in a manure pond (sown at the same time, but always a little later), and then the spinach is sown in late January and planted under plastic in the open for a a couple of weeks ago, and then the spinach was sown inside last week, and then the spinach was sown under plastic last week, and then the spinach yesterday was sown in the open under non-woven fabric, and then the spinach was sown only in April in different places without covering - and SO we keep break.