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Planting Onions and Spinach


Well, I imagine your tomatoes look about like this if they hit that first frost that predicted the first week in November. You might as well pull these, bring them in the house, and let them go ahead and ripen. But certainly don't abandon your garden because it's time to plant two of the most nutritious vegetables and also the healthiest vegetables that you can.

Spinach and onion have been proven to fight cancerous growths in people. So you might have one that you don't know about so just in case, to battle it, let's plant some spinach.

A lot of people have said, "Well, will spinach grow well?" Of course it grows well. Within one hundred miles of San Antonio we grow fifty percent of all spinach grown in the United States. It grows better here than the lettuce does. Now you see this field of lettuce is probably half of all the spinach that grown in a hundred miles of here because it sometimes gets bitter when you grow it. So try spinach. Use transplants of it.

Now, you say "how many to plant?" Well, I have a big old body so I have to keep it pretty healthy. This is one hundred plants here. As far as onions are concerned I have about three bunches planted down this row, and they also fight cancerous causing types of diseases.

This is what you need to plant at this time of the year. People say, "Well, I may buy too many plants. I don't know how many plants to buy." It doesn't matter because if you buy too many onion plants or spinach plants just eat what you have. Because what you see is what you can eat.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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