spinach seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

Valley Village, Ca
Question by timecritical
June 18, 2010
After seeding a 3' row, only half the row sprout. They are about 2

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2010


If spinach seeds are planted too deeply, they can fail to germinate. This might account for the poor showing in part of the row. The best technique for planting spinach seed is to simply sprinkle them on the soil and lightly scratch them into the surface with a rake. The spinach will come up within a week if kept moist.

Your spinach plants should be thinned now. Tightly spaced plants won't produce good quality spinach and won't produce as much as thinned plants. Spinach seedlings are easy to transplant. Water the area well and then dig up a clump with a small shovel and separate them by hand, then replant. When you're finished transplanting, your Spinach plants should be 4 to 6 inches apart.

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