Spinach Bloomsdale Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds (LG)

Spinach Bloomsdale Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds (LG)

Spinacia oleracea

Item #7603

LARGE PACKET

28-45 days. Be strong to the finish and eat your spinach! In the 1930s, the spinach industry gave credit to the cartoon character Popeye for a 33% increase in national spinach consumption. Today, we don’t need a beefy sailor to sell us on its benefits. If you haven’t grown spinach before, the freshness and quality of homegrown will win you over. Bloomsdale is an old, dependable, open-pollinated variety that is equally delicious full grown or as a baby leaf. It’s very nutritious—lots of vitamins A and C, and iron. Spinach plants are very cold tolerant. If you have limited space, or want to grow spinach in the off-season, you can grow it in a container!

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 6”

Row Spacing:
1’

Thinning:
When 2” tall, thin to 1 every 6”


This packet sows twelve 10-foot rows.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are above 40°F or as soon as the soil can be worked. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before the first fall frost. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 75°F halt germination.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground. New leaves will be produced. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk.

Artist: Donna Clement



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