Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris)

20180313_171040If you love leafy greens, you can’t go wrong with chard.  Talk about easy and reliable!  My garden seldom goes without this delicious staple in the ground.

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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)

20180203_095251Being in zone 9 makes growing cool weather crops a bit of a challenge, especially if you are trying to follow the instructions usually given on seed packets.  I finally gave up and used science as my guide.  What do you know, it worked.

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Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)

20180103_094145If you live in a part of the world that doesn’t get snow (jealous?!), most of the growing advice for cool weather crops won’t work for you.  Trust me, I’ve tried following the seed packet instructions, only to get nothing.  Zip.  Zero.

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