I picked the last of the lettuce in the cold frame for Sunday’s lunch (dressed it up with brussels sprouts, blue cheese, and carrots for a wonderful post-church meal) and immediately set about weeding lettuce roots. I’m READY for some home-grown spinach.
The last round of spinach was sparsely planted. I saved half of the spinach seeds to plant in November when I really should have planted all of it in September. This time I used the entire pack of spinach seeds and scattered them about an inch apart (rather than 3″). I also planted basil along the edges of the frame. Basil doesn’t care for the cool weather like spinach does, but I wanted to see if basil can survive the cold frame first rather than dying via transition.
Wishful thinking, probably. But wouldn’t fresh basil in homemade tomato soup taste wonderful???
Have you tried any awesome spinach dishes lately?
-Basil is my all-time favorite, mostly because I love the smell. It reminds me of summers in my hometown and homemade chili — two of my favs!