How To Grow Spinach

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So earlier on today I was just taking notes on the different vegetables we have featured on this blog and those that we haven’t. Considering this one is related to growing swiss chard and growing beets, it is actually surprising that we are yet to take on how to grow spinach.

Spinach does well in cool weather, and if you time your planting right, you can enjoy at least two harvests per year. The first one just before Summer kicks in must be planted 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost. The second batch should be planted 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost.

How To Grow Spinach

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • spinach seeds or seedlings
  • compost
  • manure
  • organic fertilizer
  • blood meal (optional)
  • cottonseed meal (optional)
  • pots (optional)

If you do not have access to a lot of gardening space you can also grow your spinach in pots. Otherwise you want to locate an area with well drained soil, that is not in direct sunlight. Applying fertilizer or nitrogen rich nutrients encourages fast uninterrupted growth. Plant at least 12 inches apart in temperatures between 35 to 75 degrees F.

Keep an eye out for pests such as flea beetles, spider mites and aphids. Downy mildew and white rust are the two most common diseases that can affect your spinach. Once the leaves are large enough to eat, you can start harvesting by removing the outer leaves first.

You can get more information on Bonnie Plants blog, here…

How To Grow Spinach

You can watch the video below on how to grow spinach from seed…


You can watch the video below on how to germinate spinach seeds…



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