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Spinach

  • To sow indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost
  • To sow outdoors: early spring
  • Needs: Can handle a wide variety of soils but make sure they are fertile and moist. Go light on manure because too much nitrogen makes spinach bitter. Grows best in cold weather at the beginning of end of growing season.
  • Rotation Consideration: Not after legumes
  • Variety of harvesting techniques: individual leaves, entire plant or cut an inch above soil level and watch it re-grow