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harvesting spinach

by dig the dirt editor

This easy to grow cool season crop is a must have in every vegetable garden, and the harvesting couldn't be easier. There is no guesswork in harvesting spinach and all you need are your hands to pick the spinach leaves right from the ground.


Harvesting Spinach


spinach, 'bloomsdale'


How long does it take to grow?

  • 40-60 days to maturity
  • Sow seeds in early spring, or August for a fall crop! 
  • This will overwinter if mulched heavily.

How do I harvest it?

  • You can pick outer leaves as soon as they are ready and leave inner leaves to grow.
  • Harvest the whole plant before temperatures warm up and the plant goes to seed by cutting at the base of the soil.


harvesting spinach, spinach