28-40 days. Be strong to the finish and eat your spinach! 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. Very nutritious ? lots of vitamins A & C, and iron. A good container veggie.
This packet plants two 9-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
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When 1? tall
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When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as the soil can be worked. Successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before the first fall frost. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures.
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, and new leaves will be produced. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk.
Artist: Marjorie Leggitt