Growing Spinach

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Spinacia oleracea

Seed

Spinach

Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 2800
Ounces per square foot: .004
Minimum legal germination rate: 60%
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds

Notes
Spinach is best grown in cool weather, where they will thrive. Spinach prefers damp conditions and lots of compost.

Caution: Spinach does not tolerate hot weather and will "bolt" to flowering quickly.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 6
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Cover seeds with soil
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 6
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 42-49
Harvesting period (days): -
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .5-1

Cultural

Diseases: Seed Rot, Seedling Blight, Damping-Off, Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Beet Western Yellows Virus, Beet Curly Top Virus.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid, Fall Armyworm, Flea Beetle, Garden Centipede, Garden Webworm, Grasshopper, Green Peach Aphid, Leafminer, Pea Aphid, Vegetable Weevil

Varieties

America, Bloomsdale Long Standing, Bloomsdale Savoy, Giant Thick Leafed, Viroflay, Strawberry Spinach (not a true Spinach)

 

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