Learn how to grow spinach in your garden with this easy guide. Get tips on sun requirements, planting times, feeding, and harvesting.

Soil

What soil is good for Spinach?

Rich, moisture retentive soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 

Position

How much sun does Spinach need?

Full sun to part shade

Frost Tolerant

Is Spinach frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space does Spinach need?

Around 20-30cm apart

Planting

When should I plant Spinach?

Spinach is a cool season crop that is usually planted from autumn through to spring, when temperatures are between 10- 25°C (50-77°F). 

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Spinach?

Apply an organic fertiliser throughout the season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Spinach?

Harvest the larger outer leaves as needed for a continuous harvest. Leaves harvested in the morning will store longer and generally taste better.  

Pests

What pests does Spinach get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Caterpillar, Armyworm, Cabbage Looper, Mites, Flea Beetles, Leafminers, Weevils

Diseases

What diseases does Spinach get?

Mosaic Virus, Blight, White Rust, Powdery Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Root Rot

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