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Spinach 'Bloomsdale'

Spinacia oleracea

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'Bloomsdale' is a Spinach variety in the Spinacia genus with a scientific name of Spinacia oleracea. Bloomsdale is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety.

Heavy, continuous yield of thick-textured, crinkled, glossy, dark green leaves. Matures quickly, slow to bolt. Remarkably cold and heat tolerant.
For first crop, direct sow in spring. Plant again in late summer. In mild winter areas, fall plantings yield in early spring.

Introduced in 1925, Bloomsdale is the standard savoyed heirloom spinach cultivar.

Nutritious – lots of vitamins A and C, and iron.

Bloomsdale grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Bloomsdale is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Bloomsdale 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Bloomsdale have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bloomsdale

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Bloomsdale is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. USDA Hardiness Zone 6 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Bloomsdale likes to be in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Bloomsdale 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 Bloomsdale about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Bloomsdale

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 Bloomsdale is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Bloomsdale

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