3 bags o’ chard

We have 3 bags o’ chard left in the freezer.  Well, technically that’s not quite true.  Also 3 bags of pesto and several bags of cilantro pesto from the year before (!).  But in terms of frozen vegies from last season, just 3 bags (full) left.

We’ve been eating some baby greens the past few weeks after we planted lettuce and spinach seeds in a plastic bin earlier this spring.  They were growing first in the house, then in the greenhouse, and finally in the garden once the weather was semi-predictable.  New greens are now coming up in the garden after planting them in early May.  So, just as freezer vegies are going away, fresh vegies are starting to come on.

We’re a bit behind on planting this year given travel, projects, and other things, but we do have several beds of small things planted plus onions, potatoes, green beans, peppers, and all the tomato plants.  We’re hoping to do more planting this week and this weekend.

I generally try to plant in 2-week “waves”–plant a series of seeds, wait a few weeks, plant some more–sometimes of the same thing (carrots, beets), sometimes different things.  But this summer’s plantings will be a bit more uneven than usual.  We planted some seeds much earlier (May 1st versus May 15th).  Other seedswill be getting in the ground later.  But we also need to time small plants (greens, carrots, etc.) right since we’ll be traveling for part of the summer and some seeds get crowded out by weeds if they are not tended near daily.

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One Response to 3 bags o’ chard

  1. Lisa Kozleski says:

    I am pretty impressed with your timing of this all – from the planting to having enough frozen to get you through the winter and spring! I have a friend in Lethbridge who is an awesome gardener and she just gave me some early greens… so sweet and tender!

    Happy gardening!

    L

    [Lethbridge College]Lisa Kozleski
    Senior writer and editor
    Lethbridge College
    Lisa.kozleski@lethbridgecollege.ca
    403-320-3202 X5778

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