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Surprise Survivor of Winter


 
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Surprise Survivor of Winter Reply with quote

I am pleasantly surprised to discover that the perpetual spinach is still growing since last spring. It is the easiest veg I have ever grown. I didn't get a chance to lift it at the end of November due to the sudden snow fall, so i thought all was lost. I have noticed that it started growing again and it really strong and healthy!! I will be able to pick and eat it in the next two weeks.

So any new gardeners who what to try to grow veg and want a sure thing, Perpetual Spinach is the one for you!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perpetual spinach is a biennial, as the year goes on the central stem will grow tall and the leaves become smaller and further apart, before it goes to flower and produces a long stalk of seeds. it is a great vegetable and very reliable.
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