13 Spinach Companion Plants: Inter-Planting Spinach

Top down view of spinach plants almost ready to harvest.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Spinach has very … Read more

How to Grow Spinach Using Hydroponics

Green spinach growing in a hydroponic setup.

Nutrient pH 5.5-6.6 EC – 1.8-2.3 PPM 1260-1610 Spinach is a cool weather crop that lends itself well to the hydroponic realm only when properly cared for. It does not perform as well in higher temperatures Hydroponic Spinach Temperatures Maximum Temp 75° Fahrenheit Optimal Day Cycle Temps 65 – 70° Fahrenheit Optimal Night Cycle Temps … Read more

My Spinach is Bolting: What to Do?

Bolted spinach plant that has started to flower bud.

Spinach grows rapidly once it gets going, sometimes too rapidly. When it approaches peak maturity at times certain environmental conditions can cause it to quickly ‘bolt’ to seed before we are able to harvest. Increasing day lengths and temperatures near or above 75 degrees F will cause spinach to bolt. Signs of Bolting Spinach Before … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Spinach at Home

Overhead close-up view of a head of spinach growing in a mulched vegetable garden bed.

Spinacia oleracea     Partial Shade     Soil pH: 6.0- 7.5 Planting Spinach – Basics Spinach seeds should be sown about 1/2 inch in depth and spaced 2 inches apart in either beds or rows. Under normal temperate conditions the seeds will germinate in 5 to 9 days, although this varies slightly from cultivar to cultivar. Spinach will produce well … Read more