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#75090 October 18th, 2006 at 04:41 AM
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Here's the deal. I love baby spinach but with the whole echoli thing goin on I haven't been able to get any. So I was thinking I could grow it. Anyone got some helpful hints for me? Any help would be appreciated.

#75091 October 18th, 2006 at 04:53 AM
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And some hints for me too, please.
I'm going to grow some in a half barrel.
I'm not buying fresh, canned or frozen spinach until this thing is eradicated.

#75092 October 20th, 2006 at 06:04 AM
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Spinach is best when planted early spring or in the fall. If it gets too much heat and sun (summer weather), it will bolt and go to seed.

#75093 October 26th, 2006 at 06:02 AM
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What keeps it from sprouting? I've tried several times and get so few to sprout.

#75094 October 26th, 2006 at 11:00 AM
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How late in fall is too late?

#75095 October 26th, 2006 at 06:49 PM
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It's too late now unless you're sowing for spring harvest. Current soil temps will not allow for very good germination or plant growth.

#75096 October 26th, 2006 at 07:05 PM
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I don't grow spinach...
but was curious if you could sow inside *in the house in 6pks or jiffy pots or whatever your preferred method of starting seed would be*
and then put them out for the fall time??

I am growing zone 5 and I can over winter Swiss Chard.. so, would spinach be the same way...
*and if you can't get it to germinate outside cause of soil temps, inside sowing and transplanting may be your ticket..*

Give it a try that way maybe and let us know how it came out *or didnt'*


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