Seed Planting Info

Spinacea oleracea

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"35 F to 70 F 7 to 14 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"18" 6"30 - 70 days
Spinach Seed Planting Information:

Spinach is a curly leaf plant and used fresh of cooked like a green. Spinach does not do well in very hot weather. It will stop producing leaves when during the hot summer days. You can have successive plantings throughout the year by planting every three weeks. Spinach seeds are usually planted directly in the garden. In the spring, plant seeds 4 to 6 weeks before last frost date. Plant in August for fall harvest. Plants grow 3 - 8" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro periodically.

Harvest Tips:

You can cut outer leaves as you need them if you want the plant to produce more leaves, or you can cut the entire plant at ground level.