This could quite possibly be my favorite day of the week! Last week I started my weekly "How Does Your Garden Grow Tuesdays". If you have a garden or are growing your own veggies/fruits/herbs be sure to link up a new or old post to share!
I've said it before, but growing your own doesn't mean you need lots of land. You could live in an apartment and still grow healthy food as long as you have a window or patio! Every week I will try to give my advice on things I have wondered myself about growing plants! You'll see what's in my garden from start to in my belly!
Look who made their first appearance in my garden! My spinach!I was sooo excited, especially since it has only been a week and this is the first plant I have actually grown starting from a seed!
hello, you are going to be so delicious with some strawberries and pecans one day. it is meant to be <3
thank you rainy weekend for making sure they popped up! all three rows!
I also ran to Home Depot last weekend and bought two more strawberry plants and another cantaloupe plant. I couldn't resist! I have had 3 strawberries so far from my first pot!
How do I pick my strawberries? Where should I break the stem? Should I wash them before I store them in the fridge?
- I read you should grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger and the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.
- Don't wash your strawberries until right before eating, or they are more likely to spoil.
- Strawberries do not continue to ripen after picking, so make sure they are really ready before you pick!
After how many days will I be able to harvest my spinach?
- After 40-50 days you can pick your spinach!
- Make sure to start picking leaves on the outside of the plant. Leaving the inner leaves to continue to grow and produce new spinach!
- It is best to eat the spinach the same day after picking. Soak in cold water. If you want to store, only keep it in there for 3-4 days. The longer you leave it, the more nutrients are lost.
Want to grow spinach but live in an apartment? You're in luck!
- One of the best things about spinach is that it doesn’t have to grow fruit so it doesn’t need a large container to live in. It loves the cool weather and will appreciate not being out in the hot summer days!
BTW, have you entered my TheraPearl giveaway yet? You have until Thursday night so leave a comment for every entry and you could win!