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Spinach

Bloomsdale
Spinach Bloomsdale

Fast Growing, Slow Bolting, High Nutrition

Description

This popular, cool season vegetable is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. The key to growing spinach is growing and harvesting before hot weather arrives which causes bolting (going to seed).

  • Seed Depth: .5 in.
  • Row Spacing: 18 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 1 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 8 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 40-50

Planting

Sow seeds in cool weather. In mild climates fall and winter seeding is recommended.

Care

Thin when plants are 1 inch high. Water frequently during dry spells. Mulch to discourage weeds and conserve moisture.

Harvest

Cut leaves as soon as they are big enough to eat.

Hint

Spinach is 96% water. When cooking, the water that clings to the leaves after washing is enough.

Nutrional Value

High in Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Iron, Magnesium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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