Baby Leaf is a popular variety of Spinach, which belongs to the Spinacia genus (Spinacia oleracea 'Baby Leaf'). A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Baby Leaf is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).
Baby Leaf Spinach needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Baby Leaf
Baby Leaf likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Baby Leaf is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 as Spinach is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.
Growing Baby Leaf from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.12 inches
(8.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 8°C / 46°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Baby Leaf about 60 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Baby Leaf
Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 0°C / 32°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Baby Leaf is a half hardy plant.
Harvesting Baby Leaf