Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Field of Greens
Today, I plant a variety of greens to harvest in March to use in my meals. They are fun to pick, tasty to eat, and good for your health!
Here is a photo of me taking my Grandaughter, Lily, to pick a variety of greens.
She is as cute as a button!
Here are a few types of greens that I enjoy. My favorite is baby spinach but I like to have different types.
Right now is great time to get some seeds and start your very own "Field of Greens". In my experience a little tender love and care can go a looong way when it comes to producing a good crop. Here are some tips that might help you if this is your first time planting!
5 Steps to Successsful Greens:
1. Prepare your ground well.
a. Plow up the size area you need.
b. Rake the dirt to smooth out the clumps.
2. When planting your seeds:
a. Follow instructions on your pack of seeds, or
b. Mix your seeds with flour or meal and shake the mixture with a sifter to get them even.
3. Cover the seeeds lightly
4. Water gently with a sprinkler
5. Wait till plants are up a few inches and thin the plants if necessary so that they have room to grow.
Within a few weeks you will be going out to your field of greens (small or large) and picking a "mess" for dinner. Enjoy!