Tomato and Winter Squash Month on December, 2017: can i feed spinach and tomatos to my 6 month old baby?
December, 2017 is Tomato and Winter Squash Month 2017. December is Tomato and Winter Squash Month! — Cindy Silver December is Tomato and Winter Squash Month! Posted by Cindy Silver
Generally, tomatoes are considered very acidic and best for babies who are 10 months or older, and who have had most other foods already. Cooked tomatoes are less acidic, but I would not give them as one of the first foods - its much better to wait awhile. Symptoms that a food is too acidic for your baby is tummy upsets or rashes on the face and/or bottom.
Spinach is also a veggies that is usually recommended to wait until 8-10 months for. It is very hard to digest and usually causes gas in babies. Also, it has a higher concentration of nitrates than other veggies, which is bad for any baby under 6 months, and the longer you wait the better.
Some good foods for a baby who has just started solids are: green beans, peas, winter squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, apples, pears, bananas, peaches, avocados, carrots. If your son has just started on solid foods, you might want to let him try most of these first before moving on to foods that are harder to digest.
How Do I Store Garden Produce for Winter?
tomatoes -- Canning and/or freezing
Onion, garlic, and squash keep in a cool place like a basement. If not suitable place then canning or freezing.
The same could be done for herbs but drying, i think, is better. Clean and rinse the herbs and let dry. Then heat oven to about 200-250 degrees. Place herbs on a cookie sheet or whatever you have and place in oven for 15 - 20 minutes or so.....put each dried herb in its own labeled container or baggie and store in cupboard until needed.
How far into the cold months can I grow with an unheated greenhouse?
the temperature inside the greenhouse at night must not go below 50F..... for food plants, they'd prefer it to be more like 70F to keep growing......just like summer nights.....the temps inside will be much the same as outside....
just as for tropical plants, growing veggies requires warmth... they stop growing when it's cold....
if you want to continue past Sept, get a small heater going at night to keep the temps above fifty degrees F or more... as long as it has a thermostat, it will shut off once the sun comes up and starts warming the day....
be sure your plants get as much sun as possible in the greenhouse....or your harvest will be slim.....