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Spinach Spinacia oleracea

How to sow spinach: Direct seed outdoors, thin to 15cm when seedlings are 3cm high

Sun requirement for spinach: Plant in Full Sun

Spinach has been planted 71 times by Growstuff members.

Spinach is an annual plant whose deep green leaves are eaten as a vegetable. It grows best in cooler weather. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

15 weeks

First harvest expected

9 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

12 weeks after planting

Height

15cm

Spread

20cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

leek Jerusalem artichoke

Photos

Spinach crops

Spinach plantings

winter queen spinach
winter queen spinach
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IMG_20171104_153109
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IMG_20170109_173429
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Bok choy and spinach
Bok choy and spinach
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IMG_20170122_161305
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Spinach harvests

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IMG_20171118_185107
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IMG_20190421_180818
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Sunniness

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Planted from

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Harvested for

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Varieties

Malabar spinach

Malabar spinach

Basella alba
Okinawan spinach

Okinawan spinach

gynura bicolour
water spinach

water spinach

Ipomoea aquatica

Crop Map

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What people are saying about spinach

Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Into bed with you!

by gotica,

I finally got frustrated enough to establish one of the raised beds the other week, using a combination of enriched coir and compost. I've sown Purple Haze carrots, brussels sprouts, purple broccoli, peas, turnips, english [spinach](crop) and have transplanted two [zucchini](crop) plants and t...

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Transplant day!

by inkstone,

I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things. So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container...

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