spinach beautiful spinach
soooooooo EARLY in this winter season I planted my spinach. I used a very reliable seed source, Burpees. Luckily, I didn't plant all of the seeds and saved the packet. Who knew I'd have to document my Burpees Garden Mishap.
So I waited and waited. Eventually the seeds started to germinate. I dutifully weeded out every few inches, allowing the strong to survive and thrive. I kept waiting for this crop to actually look like the spinach I know and love....hmmmmmm, something was just SO wrong.
Finally as this crop really took hold and continued to inch up, it took on a very strange appearance. I finally recognized the smell...HEY, wait this doesn't smell like spinach. It did, however, smell like something I had grown once upon a time...
The bottom line is that yes, folks, even Burpees can make a mistake. The bad news is, it required me sending a picture of the packet, product and lot numbers, AND a picture of the crop to get my $1.00 initial cost refunded (yes, I can be tenacious). Gee Burpees, can you afford it??? Guess I'll be driving to the grocery to pick up my spinach this winter.