How to grow spinach
Regularly sow spinach seed 1cm deep in pots or rows. Thin or transplant to 15-30cm apart.
Keep the soil moist for continuous growth and remove weeds carefully. Grow early or late crops under cloches or horticultural fleece to protect from cold weather.
Harvesting and using pumpkins and squashes
Cut individual spinach leaves as required. Spinach plants will regrow many times so you can cut seedlings and mature plants right down to 2.5cm about the soil surface.
Tips for growing spinach
- Avoid summer sowings as the plants tend to bolt (flower early)
- Slugs love spinach so keep your young plants well protected.