Growing Spinach – How To Grow Tender, Delicious Spinach With Ease!

One of the easiest garden plants to grow, spinach grows quickly and is a multipurpose kitchen vegetable that prefers chilly temperatures.  

Varieties of Spinach 

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The first is curly-leaf spinach, or savoy spinach. This kind has leaves that are dark green in color and have deep wrinkles. Because of its deep creases, cleaning it can be challenging.

Soil Requirements for Growing Spinach

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Loamy, organically rich, well-draining soil is ideal for spinach growth. A neutral soil pH of 6.5 to 7.5 is the goal. 

Planting Spinach

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From seed to harvest, spinach only takes roughly six weeks. In light of this, you can prolong your growing season by planting seeds every two to three weeks, allowing for repeated harvests. 

Starting Seeds Indoors

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When starting spinach indoors, make sure you use a soil mixture intended specifically for seed beginning. These mixtures' lightness and airiness help to encourage germination. 

Planting Seeds Outdoors

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Many people find that planting spinach directly in the garden is the easiest method. You may grow spinach in either full sun or moderate shade. 

Planting In Containers

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Additionally, spinach grows well in pots or other containers. Select a container with a depth of 8 to 12 inches and a width of around the same. 

Watering

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While standing water bothers spinach plants, they enjoy damp soil. Aim for at least one inch of water per week, either hand watering or rainfall.

Fertilizing

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Fertilizer should be applied a few times during the growth season to spinach because it grows so quickly; however, do not fertilize until at least four leaves have appeared on the plant.  

Harvesting 

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As previously indicated, harvesting spinach from seeds takes about six weeks. While you can harvest the leaves early for the flavor of tender baby spinach.

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