If you enjoy salads, growing spinach leaves will leave you with a plethora of fresh leaves to make into salads or fixings on sandwiches and burgers.
Growing spinach leaves also will give you a steady supply of dark, leafy green veggies that are healthier. The darker it is, the more vigorous the plant is for humans. You could buy spinach leaves at grocery stores, but growing them yourself will provide a richer experience and save you money in the long run.
It is a relatively simple process of growing spinach leaves and significant for those who have never grown vegetables.
Another great thing about growing spinach is the more robust adaptability of the vegetable in cooler climates. That is one of the rare instances where buying spinach plants and growing seeds indoors is unnecessary since spinach seeds germinate. All you need to do is plant the seeds half an inch into the ground and at least two inches apart. Ensure the soil has a proper balance of phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium for growth.
The soil is a crucial building block in growing any vegetable. Set up a neat row for consistency and plenty of room. Planting seeds every other week will secure a steady supply of spinach leaves. As the plants get taller, you may want to trim the leaves to give them plenty of room to grow. To make them grow six inches tall, use fish emulsion every other week.
When in the mature stage, be sure to mulch to trap moisture and heat. When leafy enough, harvest before the plants begins to bloom. While growing spinach leaves, be sure to look out for pests like ants, worms, and other tiny insects that may want to latch onto your spinach. A difficult part of growing any vegetable is keeping bugs away since you cannot always care for your plants.
Look for extra tiny insects that like to latch on leaves and eat them. If you pick up any leaves, you will see tiny holes in them. The holes are from tiny insects that like to munch on leaves all day. That is important to remember since these same tiny insects will eat your spinach leaves like regular leaves.
An organic pesticide is always best when trying to keep bugs away. The great thing about natural pesticides is their lack of odor, and they are safe for plants, humans, and animals. You can spray organic pesticides on your plants, but be sure not to overdo it.
Growing spinach leaves is rare when you don’t want the plant to grow to its entire stage. When harvesting, you’ll have access to spinach leaves you need to make salads and delicious spinach recipes. You’ll be surprised how different spinach leaves taste when grown directly from the ground.