How to grow Spinach plant

Spinach plant growing leaf plant of the genus Spinacia also known as Spinacia oleracea, Spinach plant annual to biennial plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-11.

Spinach plant leaves

Leaves color is green can be in flat or curly structure, shape can be: oval, round, spear shapeless.

Flower color green

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Requirements for Spinach plant growing and care:

Little cold weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Leaves sensitive to pests

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
7-50 cm, 3-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but with light

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring – summer – frost free area, summer – temperate climate

General information about the flower
Small green flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Unless there is need the seeds, recommend to thinning the blossom

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn – winter – spring – frost free area, spring – summer – temperate climate

How to harvest the leaves?
Two possibility separate leaves or all the leaves of the plant (4-5 weeks from sow)

Information about leaves:
Green leaves can be flat or curly, shape can be: oval, round, spear shapeless

Uses of Spinach plant leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry, spreads, eaten raw

Scientific name:

Spinacia oleracea

Blooming Seasons

Culinary Uses

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Watering plants

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