How to Grow Spinach
If you are wondering how to grow spinach, don’t worry, it is quite easy! You can start the seeds outdoors as early as 8 weeks before the last frost date. Corvair spinach does best in spring and autumn weather. You will want to pick a location with full sun and well draining soil. Sow the seeds a quarter to half inch in depth, and space it out so you have them at least 3″ apart, and 12″ between rows. Water the plants moderately but don’t soak them. For best germination results the seeds can be started indoors in sterilized soil and then planted outside after the last frost date – although it’s much easier just to sow them outside.
Corvair spinach has succulent dark green oval leaves. It’s known for it’s wonderful sweet flavour. Also, corvair is a high yielding spinach so you will have lots to harvest each year. It’s a cold hardy plant and does best in spring or fall weather. It’s very resistant to downy mildew. You can harvest the baby leaves or wait for mature leaves in 40 days.
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Dark leafy greens such as spinach are among the most nutritious foods on the planet; loaded with nearly all the vitamins and nutrients we need. This makes it an important food to incorporate into our diet. Spinach works great in smoothies, salads, and can be added to soups and stews. Spinach works great in smoothies and mixes well with fruit. It will affect the taste but nearly as much as kale can. For my spinach smoothies I usually add a ripe banana oranges and lots of spinach.
Spinacea oleracea ‘Corvair’.
When to sow: Spring (up to 8 weeks before last frost date).
Matures in 40 days.
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