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Planting - Spinach





Planting Information




Seeding Rate Per Foot Scatter seed on soil surface as thinly as possible
Seeds Per Ounce 2,800
Space Between Plants 4"
Planting Depth 1/2"
Plant Height Medium
Plant Types
Favorite Varieties Skookum Hybrid, Melody Hybrid Summer planting for fall harvest: Skookum Hybrid, Avon Hybrid, Melody Hybrid
Seed Viability (Years) 3 years
Seed Germination 60 F
Germination Time 63 days at 32 F
23 days at 41 F
12 days at 50 F
7 days at 59 F
6 days at 68 F
5 days at 77 F
6 days at 90 F


Planting Instructions



Spinach should be planted in cool weather, about two weeks before the expected date of last frost. Spinach goes to seed when daytime temperatures average 90 degrees F or higher.

The seeds should be scattered thinly on the soil surface and should be covered with a 1/2" layer of soil, sand or soft potting mixture.

As the young plants reach on inch or two tall, they should be thinned out - crowded plants develop a strong flavor.

When thinning for the first time, try using a rake to thin out the plants.

The dark green color of spinach makes it an attractive, edible border for flower beds and other decorative gardens. It lends itself to mixed plantings in container gardens.

 

 

Spinach

Tips

Try planting groups of leaf lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard together, then harvest a mixture each time for a ready made salad.

 

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