My Christmas salad — harvest from raised beds year round

Despite the awful weather and NO sunshine for about a week, quite a few tomatoes ripened in the greenhouse and the greens are from our salad beds:

12/25/10: New Zealand spinach, beets, arugula, lettuce, green onions

We planted the New Zealand spinach last spring and it just keeps on going:
12/25/10: New Zealand spinach

The New Zealand spinach (Baker Creek) produced all summer.   I've read that it's invasive, but it has yet to spread.  And we sure wouldn't mind!
Chards, beets, kale and a spicy salad mix in the new raised bed addition are coming along nicely too: Continue reading “My Christmas salad — harvest from raised beds year round”

The garden and salad beds

Took a few pics the last few days and even got around to uploading a few.   We take LOTS of pictures and it's really nice to be able to go through the pics in winter or next year to see what we grew where and how well the plants did.  You can click on the pictures for larger images.

The garden beds

We just planted the bed in the front with some peppers and melons and the other beds have more peppers, egg plants, squash, melons and of course LOTS of tomatoes.
The beds also have radishes, green onions, basil and “miscellaneous” plants.  I recently started to transplant the sweet annies out to the fence as some are already over a foot tall AND the mice don't eat them – there's no reason to keep them in the caged beds.  Still struggling with daily damage in the uncaged areas.
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