PLANTING YOUR SPINACH
- Choose a pot or container big enough to accommodate your spinach. The pots should be 6-12 inches across in soil amended with compost. This will help retain water!
- Add a fertilizer to your soil before planting. Choose something that contains plenty of nitrogen as spinach loves to feed!
- Sow seeds about one inch apart and leave them to germinate indoors for about 3 weeks. Keep the soil moist, and give it some sun as well!
- After 3 weeks, move your container outdoors.
- Once the spinach is 2 inches, trim it to 2-3 inches apart.
- For transplants, set them 6-8 inches apart and water well.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SPINACH IN A POT
- Be sure to water frequently, as anything that grows in a pot draws out a lot of moisture, so constantly check to make sure the soil is moist, and if not, water it.
- Spinach loves to eat a lot, so use a fertilizer that contains plenty of nitrogen or you can also use an organic fish emulsion or cottonseed meal.
- Feed your spinach by gently folding in the fertilizer with your hands. Careful so you don't go too deep – spinach has shallow, delicate roots!
SO TO RECAP…
Plant your seeds in a pot with soil, compost, and fertilizer about once inch apart
Move outside after 3 weeks.
Trim once it reaches 2 inches, so that the plants are 2-3 inches apart.
Water frequently, and feed as needed!