Spinach: Sow and Grow

Spinach: Sow and Grow

One of the easiest ways to get your vitamins is to grow versatile spinach in your garden. Spinach grows best in cool weather and is a very frost-tolerant green that can even overwinter in much of the U.S., allowing for 3 or 4 successions of harvest. Spinach packs plenty of nutrition in its succulent leaves;it is rich in antioxidants and an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, and folate. All this and only seven calories per cup!


When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as the soil can be worked, and when soil temperature is above 40ºF; ideally 50°‒75°F. Successive Sowing: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before the first fall frost. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 85ºF halt germination.

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