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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Spinach coming up in the garden. Now is the perfect time to plant spinach seeds.

Getting a head start

Last Sunday was a beautiful day to work in the garden. I triple hoed my vegetable garden and buried a soak hose in preparation for the upcoming season. I also seeded my garden with kale, spinach and Swiss chard.

According to Ricky Kemery, now is a good time to seed those cold loving plants. I have tried growing these plants indoors and then planting them outside but my spinach went to seed right away last summer. I have had success with Swiss chard by planting it outside and letting nature take care of the plant. It is also much easier this way.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)