Seed trial time

Well, not exactly time for the seed trials–but I got my seeds in the mail yesterday! Such excitement!

If you are new to this blog, you might not be aware that we’ve participated in the U of M master gardener seed trials the past few summers.  We’ve done green beans, zinnias, and turnips, among other things.

This year is the year of the spinach! :) I requested carrots and spinach, but I know they had a lot of volunteers so they had to stick to basically one type of seed per person. But I’m excited–I’ve never grown spinach before, so it will be a learning experience in many ways.

The types of spinach aren’t labeled, as such, because it’s a blind test.  But I do know that these packages contain these varieties:  ‘Bloomsdale,’ ‘Donkee-savoy,’ ‘Galilee,’ ‘Olympia,’ ‘Renegade,’ and ‘Tyee-savoy.’

I will be looking forward to the taste test. :)

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3 Responses to Seed trial time

  1. Sheri says:

    Do rabbits like spinach?

    • Sandi says:

      Ha! I have no doubt. Good thing we’ve now got chicken wire around the whole vegetable garden. It’s not beautiful, but it’s effective. 😉

  2. Molly says:

    Bloomsdale is an heirloom that I grow every year. Its super easy! Grow it just like you would lettuce. It does bolt when the weather gets hot.

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