Spinach

I probably could have included this as a footnote in my last post, but I thought it was cool enough to merit at least 100 words.

I have been trying out new Spinach varieties this year, and wanted to share my surprise when I opened ‘Strawberry’. Having thought at first the seed packet was empty, I realized there was a second smaller packet at the bottom. I like to plant small rows of similar crops around the same time and had two other types “on hand”. ┬áThe medium sized seed is ‘Raccoon’, a smooth leaf type; the larger sized seed is New Zealand Spinach (which I know is not technically spinach (different genus)) and the tiny seed is Strawberry, an heirloom variety.

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Slightly fascinating? Any other neat seed differences out there?

 

Also, for those who have free time Saturday morning, I’ll be running my monthly Vegetable Garden program. ┬áHope to see you there!