Thursday, March 29, 2012

Growing Spinach in Your Garden

Spinach may be best known by some as the 'super food' Popeye the Sailor ate to get super strength and save Olive Oyl from the evil Bluto. Although the benefits of spinach were greatly exaggerated, it is very nutritious and packed with vitamins, particularly Vitamin A. Native to Persia, it was introduced to China around 647 A.D. and wasn't introduced into Europe until around 100 A.D. through Spain, by the Moors. It is a simple garden vegetable to grow, and well worth the garden space.
Planting and Growing:
Spinach grows best in cool weather at the beginning and end of the season. Sow directly outdoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost or as soon as the soil can be worked. Fall crops can be planted 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost date. Sow in small succession plantings, spaced about 10 days apart.

For a more complete guide on growing spinach in your garden successfully, visit our website. Being so easy to grow, and use, not to mention how good it is for you, I would recommend growing this wonderful veggie in your garden this year!

Happy Gardening!

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