Wednesday, October 23, 2013
On our farm the market gardens are almost always too wet to work the soil until mid to late November, so it is nice to have a bit of a micro climate to get a head start in.
The first thing that needs to happen up here is we need to make some room. Out with the old and in with the new. This almost always involves us walking around the garden a few times working out what flowers need to stay for the bees and seed saving, what plants are looking like they are past their peak and need to come out, and what can stay in the ground for a bit longer.
So I've been wandering around the garden picking big boxes of spinach.
(Gosh, I wish I wiped down the cooker before I took that photo.)
Once they are frozen, I pop them into a container all together and back into the freezer.
It never failes to amaze me that the contents of an entire garden bed can fit into a small tub.
I'd guess it is completely safe to keep the spinach balls in the freezer for four or five months although I'm sure I've used ours up to eight months later.
I did drink a glass of straight spinach juice just because my farmer boy thought it would be good for us, but I do not recommend that at all. Ew!!
And the garden gaps are filled and a new season of growing begins.
Are you preserving? Planting? Gobbling?
I've missed you.