Packed with vitamins and nutrients it makes a great addition to nearly any diet. Once planted, they generally take 1-2 weeks to germinate depending on your growing conditions. Protect plants with shade cloth and if the temperature is above 80 F add mulch to lower the soil temperature. You certainly do not want a constrained container which will lead to overcrowding. For temperatures, anything over 75°F is going to induce bolting. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Annuals, like petunias or marigolds, can be tucked in among spinach. Simply repot these into an appropriate sized container and fill with high quality potting soil. The spinach did so well, it was so nice to eat but it ran out too quickly. Cottonseed Meal Gardening: Is Cottonseed Healthy For Plants, Children's Bean Teepee - Instructions For Making A Bean Teepee, Pole Bean Supports: How To Stake Up Pole Beans, Olive Preservation Guide: How Do You Brine Olives, Thanksgiving Flower Decor: DIY Floral Thanksgiving Arrangements, Garden Thanksgiving – Reasons To Be A Thankful Gardener, Ornamental Garlic Plants – Why My Garlic Is Flowering, Oakleaf Hydrangea Info: How To Care For An Oakleaf Hydrangea, Repotting Sago Palm Trees: How And When To Repot A Sago Palm, Chamomile Care Indoors – Learn How To Grow Chamomile Indoors, The Bountiful Garden: Bringing The Garden To Thanksgiving, Overwintering Containers And End Of Season Cleanup, Must Have Winter Shrubs – Top 7 Shrubs For Winter Interest, Enclosed Porch Garden – Indoor Gardening On The Porch. After this thinning exercise, the remaining spinach plants flourished. However, if you’re growing indoors you may want to every few months as the soil will start to lose nutrients. Refer to my step-by-step tutorial with pictures for detail. If you see an erect stem, small yellow or green flowers developing and thick leaves, it is a sign that the plant is bolting so harvest the plant before it starts flowering for better taste. If you’re growing outdoors, the best way to combat this is to plant early. It’s still best not to expose it too much extreme weather, but you don’t have to be as careful as you do with most plants. I planted them as is. So I pulled out an old dish sitting around which I basically repeated on the steps I have been explaining in this tutorial to produce the crop you see above. Then feed the spinach after it has been thinned and again by side-dressing. Your email address will not be published. My initial steps on growing spinach in pots as explained above led me to arrive at an important finding. This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. There are different varieties. White rust, blue mold, and soil borne fungal disease fusarium wilt are common diseases in spinach plants. Spinach is very sensitive to heat. Spinach plants don’t require too much sun to grow. Skin and hair: Spinach is high in vitamin A that is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized and for the growth of body tissues skin and hair. If it drops below 6, the spinach plant leaves and stems may turn yellow and pH above 7.5 is not good to grow. I am aware of other approaches were you regrow it from stubs. Although I could have planted the plants that I removed during the thinning process in other container, I wasn’t ready for it, so I discarded them. Use fungicides to treat blue mold and other fungal diseases. The holes were 1cm/0.39in deep maximum, in order for the seeds not to struggle to germinate and come out on the surface. Almost anything that grows in a garden can be grown in a container. Using a bigger pot/container is recommended for bigger harvests. Go with the most accessible variety to you.