Spring spinach

You'll often hear myths about spinach making you stronger. Luckily for us, it's easy to grow, so we can eat as much as we like without a lot of effort! Here we're talking about spinach that is planted in the spring.
Common name : Spring spinach
Scientific name : Spinacia oleracea
Family : Amaranthaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Annual
Easy peasy
Easy peasy
Edible
Edible
Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals and can be eaten raw or cooked, depending on what you like. They are far better straight from the garden than frozen or in a can (sorry, Popeye!) and they are happiest in partially shaded areas in basic, rich, or slightly clay soil that's cool.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 20 - 30
pH 7 - 8

Identify my spinach

Spinch is an annual with thick, alternate, arrow-shaped leaves attached to straight stems. Spinach blooms with greenish flowers in midsummer.

Sow my spinach

Sow in open, cool, neutral soil with small amounts of clay in partial shade, adding a green fertilizer if you hadn't the previous winter. Sow in shallow grooves spaced 20 cm apart. Cover with a little soil, then water with a fine mist. If you're sowing in a pot, choose a rich potting soil and sow along a single groove. Continue as if you we're working in open soil.

Mulch my spinach

Mulch between rows after thinning them out, saving you time on watering and weeding.

Water my spinach

Water especially after the sowing and during summer. Water twice a week for the first month. Then, your spinach will only need to be watered during summer or during dry periods, so that it goes to seed slower. Don't tire yourself out. The rest of the time, watering only causes disease! If potted, water twice a week in the absence of rain.

Weed my spinach

Weed from time to time, especially in the beginning, and even more frequently if you don't mulch!

Thin out my spinach

After sprouting, thin out the plants by leaving only one every 20-30 centimeters to facilitate their growth.

Reap my spinach

Harvest as needed by cutting the leaves down to the soil, starting two months after sowing. Don't let your spinach go to seed, as the leaves will become overly tough.

Fertilize my spinach

Fertilize your entire garden in the month of November with decomposed manure or compost that is not necessarily very decomposed. Cover it with a mulch of leaves and wood (so as to not only provide nitrogen elements that destabilize the soil).

Remove my spinach

After harvesting, there's not point in hoping for more — spinach is an annual, so you'll have to sow again next year! You can leave the remains to compost in place.

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