Even if the mesclun was an abject failure, our Tyee spinach was a resounding success. First we were eating spinach that grew from a sowing last fall. It was only a couple of inches high after the winter, but soon took off and gave us a wonderful harvest. By the time it finished, the early spring planting was producing.

I have never seen such spinach. A single leaf was as big as both of my hands. Honestly. Two of them would easily make a salad. This went on for weeks. Then, just as I was beginning to feel spinach-overwhelmed, it bolted. We picked the last of it on Saturday and pulled the plants. Perfect timing since the spaghetti squash was demanding the space. I love succession planting.