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
» California's Drought
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:46 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:44 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:42 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:34 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:25 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Today at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Today at 1:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by countrynaturals Today at 11:26 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:28 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:22 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:15 am

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:09 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Spinach

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Spinach

Post  ashort on 3/23/2011, 4:03 pm

Next question from me. I know that Mel says to plant spinach 3x3. However, I intend to harvest them young for salad. Anyone plant 4x4 or even 5x5 on salad spinach? Any reason not to?
avatar
ashort

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 49
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach

Post  Blackrose on 3/23/2011, 4:11 pm

I sowed my spinach directly last year by placing 3 or 4 seeds in each of the 9 holes recommended by Mel. What I didn't do was thin them when they came up. I just let all those spinach plants grow. They didn't get very big because they were crowded, but they were the perfect size for salads! I did the same thing with my leaf lettuce. Always had baby salad greens. Smile

With that said, I don't think it would be a problem to plant 16 or more in a square. If you wanted to let some of them grow to their full potential eventually, you could just thin out the baby ones to make room. You would have lots of spinach salads in the meantime. Wink
avatar
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 44
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach

Post  yosoypanadero on 3/23/2011, 4:31 pm

I stick to 9 per square and thin them out as i see them come in. I got some monster leaves that hardly fit into my mouth last year. I forget what variety it was, but it surely was not baby leaf. By the way, pesto is super easy to make and it is really darn good....the only thing that costs are the pine nuts really.....make it fresh and get some premium bread to toast and bam, gone in no time....
avatar
yosoypanadero

Male Posts : 105
Join date : 2011-03-22
Location : Cincinnati, OH Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach

Post  camprn on 3/23/2011, 4:37 pm

I broadcast the seed in the square and thin. Ooooooh i can hardly wait!!! clap
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

Post  Squat_Johnson on 3/23/2011, 5:23 pm

I plant spinach in four rows about an inch apart and eat the babies until they get too big. I have to point out that spinach likes cool weather and will bolt to seed in the Texas heat. Plant some now, but plant it where there will be shade. This year I have a bed with spinach or lettuce in diagonal square lines, with Brocolli, cabbage, cauliflower in the diagonal next door. They all are small now, but the big boys will shade the cool weather later.

For the Visual types - a 4x4 demo - North is up
x X x X
X x X x
x X x X
X x X x

Try again in maybe October or so for a fall/winter harvest. Also saw this...
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Grow-It/Organic-Gardening/Warm-Weather-Spinach-Alternatives.aspx
avatar
Squat_Johnson

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-05-25
Location : Beaver Dam, Kentucky, zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spinach

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