When you plant a Spinach plant, you will be planting one of the least invasive, most delicious and most nutritious herbs in the world. It is no wonder that the Spinach has become so popular as a popular addition to the pantry of every American household. And Spinach can be used both inside and outside your home. The versatility and adaptability of Spinach make it a perfect ingredient for salads, baked goods, pasta sauce and vegetables. Here are some simple, easy and quick home care tips for caring for your Spinach plants.
If you are planting seeds or young plants from seed, be sure to follow the recommended procedure for each variety. For example, the Sunflowers should be planted in the sun but not exposed to the full flood of sun. Once they have sprouted, they should then be protected from wind by putting them into wind sheltered areas of your garden. Mowing your Spinach plants is also a great way to keep them healthy. When mowing, make sure that you cut at least an inch of extra grass along the spine of the leaf, and do this at least once a week.
There are different sizes of Spinach plants, ranging from a few inches to several feet in height. One of the most attractive characteristics of Spinach is that it produces lovely, colorful flowers in a riot of colors during its blooming season. When you are planting seeds indoors, be sure to use sharp scissors so that the leaves do not grow too long and fall off. Also be careful not to Nick or pull at the leaves.
Some spinach varieties can be grown outdoors in full sun but most prefer a shady location for their growth. Common Spinach varieties grown outdoors are the British Columbian Spinach, Belgian Spinach and the Spanish Spinach. All these Spinach varieties are easily grown in potting mix that contains well-rotted garden compost. If you are planning to plant Spinach in your garden, be sure to prepare the soil properly by mixing in half a cup of bleach every five square feet. This will help prevent weeds from growing.
Once you have selected your preferred Spinach variety, you need to plant it in a sunny and well-drained location. The most recommended time to plant Spinach is late spring through early summer. In addition to providing your plants with ample sunlight and moisture, be sure to give your Spinach plenty of water as well. Watering your Spinach encourages the development of strong root networks. Be sure to check the soil temperature frequently to ensure proper moisture content.
One very important factor to consider when planning your planting schedule is the weather. Choose a time of year that is conducive to early spring planting. Be sure to check the local weather forecasts before your seeds are planted to ensure that your chosen Spinach variety will receive adequate sunshine and moisture.