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Grow Spinach In March. Here's How.

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Spinach has a variety of uses and should be one of the first vegetables to start growing in spring. Growing spinach is easy but requires maintenance just like other types of greens that can be grown in March such as kale, spinach, lettuce. 

To grow spinach, find a spot with full sunlight and light shade. 

How to grow spinach

Grow spinach in nitrogen-based soils rich in compost with a pH of 6.5 to 7.  Gardeners can choose to grow spinach in potted planters (indoors) or in the ground. If in the ground, growers will want to sow seeds 1/2 inch to 1" inch deep, covering lightly with soil. "In order to grow spinach twice a year, plant it about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost in the spring, and again 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall." (Bonnie Plants). 

Spinach will start growing strong when the temperatures rise between 35-75 degrees Fahrenheit. During colder days, growers can move spinach plants to cold frames to keep warm.

Spinach leaves can grow beginning in March and only take six weeks from seeding to harvest!