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    How to Grow Spinach

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    Spinach is a cool-season annual. Plant spinach before the weather warms in spring and again as the weather cools in early autumn. Spinach doesn’t grow well during long hot summer days or in wet weather. Where to Grow Spinach Grow spinach in full sun. Grow spinach in partial shade in warm regions. Plant spinach in […] More

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    How to Grow Malabar Spinach

    Malabar spinach

    Malabar spinach is a warm-season leafy crop that can be used as a hot-weather substitute for spinach and lettuce. You can follow an early spring crop of spinach or lettuce with a planting of Malabar spinach. Malabar spinach is a vining plant with thick, succulent, edible leaves. It is often compared to spinach, but it […] More

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    When to Plant Spinach

    Spinach seedlings

    Sow spinach seeds in the garden as soon as the ground is workable in spring. If you wait, warm weather and long days will trigger seed stalk formation and the leaves will become bitter tasting. Spinach seeds will germinate in cool soil. Days at 60°F (16°C) and nights as low as 40°F (4°C) is warm […] More

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    Spinach Planting

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    Plant spinach in cool weather. It is well suited for the spring and autumn gardens. Spinach can be planted in soil as chilly as 35ºF (2ºC). Sow spinach seed in the garden 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring frost date. Spinach is a fast crop and can be harvested in 35 to 50 […] More

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    Spinach Cooking and Serving Tips

    Spinach and strawberry salad

    Spinach has just the right balance of flavor—sharp and hearty but not overpowering. It is equally versatile raw or cooked. There are two main types of spinach: flat-leafed and savoy or crinkle-leafed. The more tender and mild tasting of the two is flat-leafed, especially the baby varieties. Savoy spinach has a stronger flavor with a […] More