Direct sow planting, cool season crop, succession planting


Hybrid Smooth Leaf


Sowing the seed

A cool weather crop that can be planted in the fall and left to overwinter, plant 4 to 6 weeks before the first frost.  Sow 1/2 inch deep, about 12 seeds per foot of row.


When the seedlings are 1” tall thin to 4” apart.


Early on, harvest individual leaves when the weather warms up, one can use a knife to harvest the whole plant close to the ground.  Spinach leaves are more tender when they are harvested before the plant has bolted (when the flower stalk appears).