Growing your own spinach and using it in a salad, meal, or canning it is just totally awesome. Maybe I’m crazy, but I love eating spinach. When I was a kid, I would eat it directly from the can……..I guess I watched Popeye too many times…………..LOL!!!!!
Here’s some of my fresh spinach in one of my garden beds.
Here’s the spinach plants after I gave the plants a haircut.
I used my water bath pot to carry in all the clipped spinach.
Each leave was washed, stemmed, and then cut with a pizza cutter.
Then I blanched the leaves for 1 minute straight, and canned these babies up in my pressure canner. The end result, 4 and ½ quarts after clipping all of those spinach leaves.
Here are a few more updates on my garden.
The peas are slowly growing this year, and I don’t know why.
Here are the tomato plants planted in the straw bales, looking good with blossoms and some tomatoes.
My lettuce has taken off like crazy; this will be harvested throughout this week for all kinds of salads.
These look like button mushrooms found in one of my garden boxes. I haven’t planted mushrooms; therefore, they will be pulled out and discarded.
Celery is looking good. The other day I needed to spray some of the leaves on a couple of the other plants, because a bug was eating away the leaves. My homemade bug spray(water, alcohol, and Dawn) worked well.
The corn is getting bigger.
The green beans have taken off, and I can see little blossoms starting to peak.
Here is a picture of just some of my potato plants growing like weeds.
Swiss Chard (red and regular color) both need harvesting and processing, for putting in the freezer.
My onions are enjoying the sun.
Red beets, looking good, and needing a couple more weeks to get bigger.
Rutabaga coming along just fine too.