Spinach is a hardy vegetable that grow best in cool weather.
Spinach does not transplant well.
Plant spinach directly in the garden 5 weeks before the frost date.
Plant seeds directly in the garden 9 weeks before the frost date.
The plants will mature more slowly in the fall because the days are shorter. If you provide some protection, you can continue harvesting after the first fall frost.
If you live in a mild climate with no fall frost date, you can plant spinach from seed and grow it all during the winter.
Soil and Fertilizer
Spinach grows best in a rich soil; amend with lots of compost and fertilizer (chemical or organic) at planting and once during the season.
Fertilizer: 16-16-8 at planting, 21-0-0 four weeks later.
Harvest from the outside in, letting smaller leaves continue to grow. Harvesting stimulates growth, so pick some every other day.
Similar to: Swiss chard