Tender young spinach, picked fresh from the garden, has no equal -- certainly not in the supermarket. You might not even recognize them as spinach! Use them fresh in salads. As the leaves get larger as the season progresses, cook them lightly by steaming or sauteing just for a moment in olive oil with garlic.
The nutritious leaves of spinach are loaded with iron, calcium, protein, and vitamin A. Plant this cool-season crop in early spring or late summer. In spring, sow as soon as the soil is workable -- four to six weeks before the last frost date. In late summer sow more spinach for fall harvest or to overwinter in a cold frame.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 3-15 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 3-15 inches wide
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Begin harvesting individual leaves 20 to 30 days after sowing for use as baby greens. Continue harvesting leaves until hot weather forces seed stalks to form. Harvest whole plants 35 to 50 days after seeding by pulling or cutting at the soil line.
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