Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spinach Pail

The spinach is doing well and still producing. I would estimate that I have picked enough spinach to fill a 5 gallon bucket so far (not compress). It is interesting that the initial leaves are very tender and melt in your mouth, while the later leaves are little tougher, It still cooks up really nice though and the flavor is amazing. Tonight we had spinach that was ever so lightly steamed.

As you can see from the images below the size of the spinach leaves was amazing.

My hand in front of the spinach leaf.

My hand behind the spinach leaf.

Garlic Temptation

Since all of the fresh garlic in the house is gone and there is a garlic plant growing in the greenhouse since last fall. It is mighty tempting to harvest it but according to "Garlic Central" below I need wait until the leaves are half brown. And then once picked let it dry for a couple of weeks.