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Spinach care instructions

Spinacia oleracea

All care instructions and information about Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Spinach annual or perennial?
Annual
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Spinach?
Moderate 3/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Spinach grow into?
Spreading
Hardiness How frost hardy is Spinach?
Half Hardy
Country of Origin Where did Spinach come from?
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Mature Height How tall does Spinach grow?
60.0 cm / 1.95 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Spinach grow?
60.0 cm / 1.95 feet
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Spinach grow best in?
Zone 6 to Zone 9
pH Range The level of acidity for Spinach.
6.0 - 7.0
Water Requirements How much water does Spinach require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Spinach need?
High
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Spinach in?
Loam
Sun How much sunlight does Spinach need to grow?
Full Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Spinach be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Spinach?
1.25 cm / 0.49 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Spinach?
8.0 cm / 3.12 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Spinach?
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Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Spinach need in order to germinate?
8°C / 46°F to 24°C / 75°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Spinach in?
0°C / 32°F to 20°C / 68°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Spinach seedlings.
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Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Spinach seedlings.
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Bloom Time When will Spinach bloom?
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Harvest Time When is Spinach ready for harvest?
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Pruning Time When should I prune Spinach?
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