Tetragonia, better known as “New Zealand Spinach” is a great addition to a summer garden. When spinach and other greens are out of season, New Zealand spinach can step in and take its place in your garden and in your summer salads!
Last year we stopped eating salads in June after all of our lettuce, spinach, and kale bolted. This year we planted New Zealand spinach so we’d have salad greens in the summer. Here’s an update on how they’re doing! (Mary also decided she wanted to try planting one…)
Spinach is an amazing cool weather crop that is one of our favorites! It tastes so much better directly from your garden than buying from the grocery store. You will be so impressed just like we were the first time we tried it! Spinach is a staple of our garden in the spring and fall.
We had a beautiful day in Oklahoma today and we spent most of it outdoors getting ready for Fall! We planted A LOT of spinach and cleaned up our beds in preparation for planting more throughout the month!
We just harvested carrots and onions from this raised bed and now we’re planting more stuff in its place. I originally planned on planting peppers, beans, and squash but that didn’t work out. I couldn’t find any peppers for transplant and didn’t have any southern peas seeds. We’ve loved having fresh greens again from the NZ Spinach and decided I wanted to have a large section of It. I also spotted a cucumber beetle and […]
Fall is a great time to grow greens! It’s our favorite time to grow because there are less pests about as well. It makes these easy-growing plants even easier to grow! Greens are so expensive at the grocery store and we save a lot of money with growing our own.
Dale met with Ozzy from Smart Pots and discussed fall planting with smart pots. In this video, they discuss planting greens such as spinach, kale, and lettuce. Learn more & download our app @ www.seedtospoon.net 15 gallon smart pot: https://amzn.to/2SH3ZSJ See the full video talking about fall crops in smart posts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdIdsUeG_k&t=15s
While we love having our pet rabbit to help with making free fertilizer, wild rabbits can be quite troublesome for your garden. These small mammals like to eat a lot of your greens and can be tricky to manage once they know where the food is. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food!
Grasshoppers can consume an obscene amount of 1/2 their body weight in a day! This can account for a lot of damage fast if you have an infestation. Grasshoppers are brown in color with wings, large legs, and antennae.
A lot of people start to complain about their bones and joints aching when the weather changes seasons. If you are one of these people or simply want to help support your bone and joint health, check out what plants are best to grow in your garden below! We have found that simply gardening itself has helped us start to feel better by eating a healthier diet, being outside more, and being more active!