Growing Spinach, also English spinach

Spinacia oleracea : Amaranthaceae / the amaranth family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
P P P P         P P    

(Best months for growing Spinach in USA - Zone 7a regions)

  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 20 - 30 cm apart
  • Harvest in 5-11 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Broad beans (fava), cabbage, cauliflower, celery, eggplant (aubergine), onion, peas, strawberry, santolina

Your comments and tips

27 Sep 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to your South African spinach page and it tells you when to plant.
17 Feb 20, Jett hook (Australia - temperate climate)
Can spinach be grown in northern Victoria
18 Feb 20, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Set your climate zone to temperate then select spinach (which you already have done). Read the info provided. There is a monthly calendar there at the top to tell you when to plant.
21 Nov 19, William Rowe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
When is the optimal time to grow romaine lettuce in 9b (Ocala,Fl). Thank you.
14 Jan 21, C.M. (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Ocala, FL is not 9b, it is 9a. You need a better detailed map. If you live all the way up in Ocala and try to use a 9b grow time, you put yourself the risk of a ruined crop due to frost. Also, I am in right below you in southern Marion county and still considered as zone 9a. Good luck!
10 Feb 19, Sandy (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
How successful is English spinach grown in Winter rainfall areas in South Africa . Any advice ? Thank you
16 Jun 18, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I live in cool area, I’m growing soybeans but I was not very successful, I can not produce sweet soybeans, the seeds were bitter when I try them. Tell me length of time to plant tell harvest to an edible seeds pls.
16 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seeing they are not discussed here I suggest you try googling
11 Jun 18, Dhan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am searching the recommended fertilizer application rate for spinach in Australian climate ( Melbourne).
13 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Any general fertiliser will do. 10-12% N 4-8% P 10-14% K - use 2-3 teaspoons to 9 liters of water. A bit more if the plants are well established less if small seedlings.
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