Growing Guide for Spinach:
Plant your spinach seedlings in a location that receives partial to full sunlight, ideally around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. In hot climates, partial shade can help protect the plants from excessive heat.
Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Amending the soil with compost or organic matter can improve its fertility and moisture retention.
- Space your spinach seedlings 6-12 inches apart in rows that are 12-18 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at a depth of about 1/2 inch, covering the roots and firming the soil gently around each plant.
- Keep the soil consistently moist by watering regularly. Avoid overwatering or letting the soil dry out completely.
- Apply a layer of organic mulch to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
- Spinach is relatively pest-resistant, but watch for common pests like aphids and caterpillars and take appropriate action if needed.
- Fertilize with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer every few weeks to support healthy growth.
You can start harvesting spinach leaves when they reach a size you desire, typically around 4-6 inches tall. Harvest individual leaves or cut the entire plant about 1-2 inches above the soil level.
With “The Spinach Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown spinach to add nutritional value to your meals. Happy gardening!