Spinach grows well in mild climate and will not do well in extremely hot temperatures
Remove any rocks or hard clumps of soil before adding the organic fertilizer.
Spinach grows well in organic matter such as cattle manure, vermicompost, or any other high-nitrogen organic fertilizer.
Make sure the rows are spaced at least eight inches (20cm) apart if planting in rows
Grow spinach from seed if possible as seedlings are difficult to transplant and the roots can be damaged in the process
Cover the soil of the planting area with a thin cloth the for easy sprouting
Spinach grow in soil that is continually moist but not overly drenched
Depending on the climate, you should water your spinach crop on average once or twice per week
Always monitor the amount of water you are giving your plants.
You have to ensure that the soil remains moist.
Do not overwater them.
It is advisable to water early in the morning so that the plants can absorb the water throughout the day
Fertilize lightly every 2 to 3 weeks with balanced fertilizer for spinach
If your spinach plants are growing slowly, you may want to add more nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Fertilize with compost tea or fish emulsion when the plants have four true leaves
Spinach likes organic matter such as well-rotted manure, alfalfa meal, soybean meal, cottonseed meal, and blood meal.
Add the fertilizer according to label recommendations and water thoroughly.
As soon as the leaves grow big enough to eat you can harvest your spinach leaves.
It generally takes about six to eight weeks from planting to harvest.
In the springtime, make sure to harvest spinach leaves before they begin to bolt.
Once the plants bolt, the leaves become bitter.
Harvest the spinach by carefully removing the outer leaves.
Either pinch at the base of the petiole with your fingers or use gardening shears to snip the base of the petiole.