Growing spinach is perhaps one of the most preferred activities for a garden lover. As a matter of fact, spinach can be grown without having garden too. Isn’t it amazing to know that you can easily grow spinach right inside your apartment in a container? Here is how you can do this.
Having spinach in your daily routine makes a healthy living. When we can easily grow fresh spinach at our own place, then why go out and get them. Here is the way to grow spinach right inside your home even if you don’t have a backyard garden.
Spinach can be grown in small containers. Decide on the type of spinach you wish to grow before beginning. You can either go for the small and smooth spinach or Savoy spinach, which has big, wrinkled leaves. If you are just learning how to garden and/or grow, you best choose the smaller option. Choose a place where there is adequate sunlight for at least 6 hours per day. If not, find a place where artificial light is available for at least 8 hours.
The container which we choose for growing spinach should be 8 to 10 inches in depth and 12 inches wide for one plant. If there are more saplings, then there should be a minimum space of 10 inches between each of the saplings measures from the middle of each plant. The containers can be of plastic, terracotta or you can even use wooden boxes.
A plastic container which is light colored is preferable as it absorbs less heat. If it is you’re first hand at growing spinach go for one crop and the container should have few holes so that the water does not get clogged. Before sowing keep the seeds in a refrigerator for about a week. Place them on top of the soil and cover it with soil.
The seeds will take about 10 days to start growing. Be sure the spinach plants are getting enough sunlight and water. In all, the spinach will take about 4 to 6 weeks to grow. The leaves are ready to be picked after this point.
Soil needs to be purchased to keep your plant health, ensuring it gets enough nutrients and minerals. This soil meant for growing plants is a mixture of sterile soil, prelate, mature compost and vermiculite.
Growing spinach is an enjoyable experience and it is a healthy practice too.
Alan has experimented with growing various fruits and vegetables, and as an amateur gardener, has overcome many problems, ones that you probably may face. Whether it is growing broccoli, spinach, squash, leeks, radishes, rhubarb, eggplant or even growing watermelon, Alan has tried them all. Check out what Alan thinks and learn from his mistakes.