Spinach Patch

A lovely day out in the garden today, cold but sunny. Did a load of clearing up and prepared a small bed for this year’s spinach.

Last year I was amazed, I sowed a few spinach beet seeds (I use perpetual spinach rather than real spinach) in one of my main raised beds and it turned out to be massively prolific, in fact we probably had too much in the end which was a victory in itself. Self-sufficient in spinach! So this year I have chosen a smaller patch. I am even hoping that it might self-seed and so that will be our spinach patch for ever more. We shall see.

Douglas the cat has been a great help in the garden today, he has supervised to make sure my work is up to ‘scratch’, and helped me to stretch the net which will keep him off the soil. 😉