Vegetable Garden: Growing Cool-Season Vegetables
By: Julie Day
Cool-Season Vegetable #10: Spinach
Another very hardy vegetable, spinach should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in early spring. It’s a fast grower and can be grown in succession plantings for a season of salad until hot weather. Like other leafy vegetables, it needs very fertile soil and plenty of water to produce tender leaves.
Spinach will taste sweetest when nipped by cool weather, and fall crops planted during the summer may require overplanting to ensure that enough seeds germinate in the warm soil.
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