Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 1:48 am

» Biochar?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:22 pm

» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:13 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 5:16 pm

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» Coffee Substitute?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:02 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:57 am

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid Yesterday at 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2017, 8:16 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB 10/20/2017, 7:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:54 pm

» Helpful Beetles
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:45 pm

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:41 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson 10/19/2017, 7:36 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 10/19/2017, 7:19 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by SQWIB 10/19/2017, 5:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Spinach question..

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Spinach question..

Post  Debora Cadene on 6/21/2012, 9:13 pm

I have spinach in my garden, and have cut a few of the outside leaves off to toss into a salad, but for the most part...have left them alone. Today I see what looks like mabey a stock coming up. I don't know what spinach is supposed to do, how tall it gets..when its done...
Anyone wanna tell me the bird and the bee's of spinach..

Very Happy
avatar
Debora Cadene

Female Posts : 73
Join date : 2012-04-22
Location : Atikokan, Ontario zone 3

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  southern gardener on 6/21/2012, 10:11 pm

it sounds like your spinach is "bolting", which means it's getting ready to make seeds and die off. Has it been warm? Spinach likes cool weather, so when it gets warm, it will "bolt".
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 37
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  Debora Cadene on 6/21/2012, 10:42 pm

No, its been kind of cool and the area where the spinach is, gets a good dose of morning dappled sun due to the tree's that on the east side of the garden.. If that stalk comes up, does that mean the plant is finished? If I were to pick lots of leaves off each of the plants...would they keep growning more spinach , like cut and come again or will it be all done? If I pinch off the stalk, will it bush out???
avatar
Debora Cadene

Female Posts : 73
Join date : 2012-04-22
Location : Atikokan, Ontario zone 3

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  southern gardener on 6/21/2012, 11:53 pm

in my experience, and that's not a ton! lol, once it bolts, it's destined to finish bolting. You can pick the leaves but they may be bitter. Practice with it and see what happens and tell us!
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 37
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  GWN on 6/22/2012, 12:17 am

It has not been really hot here yet either, but all my spinach is bolting as well.
I have been eating it for 2 months now though
You really have to be diligent about picking it to prevent it from bolting.
However there does seem to be a time when it bolts irregardless.
Where I am many of the locals plant beets instead of spinach for greens since the spinach bolts......however for me spinach is too slow.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  Debora Cadene on 6/22/2012, 8:02 am

And here I thought I was doing the plant a favour by not picking it bare!!
avatar
Debora Cadene

Female Posts : 73
Join date : 2012-04-22
Location : Atikokan, Ontario zone 3

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  camprn on 6/22/2012, 8:07 am

My spinach bolted early as well, 2 weeks ago. I got one harvest. I am hoping for better results this autumn.
Rolling Eyes

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  rowena___. on 6/22/2012, 10:22 am

consider harvesting the whole spinach plant and replacing it with swiss chard.
avatar
rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

View user profile http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach question..

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum