Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green flowering plant native to central and western Asia. It is of the order Caryophyllales, family Amaranthaceae, subfamily Chenopodioideae. Its leaves are a common edible vegetable consumed either fresh, or after storage using preservation techniques by canning, freezing, or dehydration. It may be eaten cooked or raw, and the taste differs considerably; the high oxalate content may be reduced by steaming.
Grow It Yourself:
Get your Planting Trays or Pots ready. Use good Seed Starting Mix or Cocopeat or Potting Mix. Moisten the mix and plant the seed 3 times its size deeper in the mix. For example if the seed is 1 mm , then plant it 3 mm deep in the mix. Very small seeds can be sprinkled on top of the mix and covered with a very thin layer of mix. Spray the mix with water and cover with a plastic cover till you see germination. remove cover and keep in semi-shade location till seedling is 3 -4 inchs, then transplant seedling or move your pot in Sunny location.
- Dirfficulty Level – Easy
- Small herbs that can be grown in shallow containers.
- Type – Indoor (Balcony / Terrace) or Outdoor
- Watering – 2 times a week
- Sunlight – Full sunlight with partial shade
- Germination Time – 5 to 7 days
- Time Till Harvesting – 40 to 60 days
- Suitable Temperature – 15°C – 22°C
- Season – All except summer
Sowing – September-November