How to Grow Spinach ...

Spinach is a popular vegetable loaded with nutritional value and considered by nutritional experts to be a “super food” ...
Superfoods are foods that are known to help reduce cholesterol, heart disease and cancer ...
Spinach is high in vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin A, C, and Beta Carotene.
It also contains iron, calcium and is a great anti-oxidant ...
Spinach is cool season vegetable that can tolerate colder weather and frosts ...
Spinach needs full to part-sun and moist, organically rich soil ...
Spinach does not grow well in highly acidic soils and performs best with a pH range of 6.3 - 6.8 ...
Spinach is a very cold-hardy plant and can be sown directly into the garden all year round in south Africa ...
If you sow successively (every few weeks) you can enjoy your spinach throughout the year ...
If your soil has a high level of organic matter, fertiliser is not necessary ...
Spinach takes about 40-50 days to mature. Your individual preference will also determine when you harvest the leaves. Some people prefer to eat smaller leaves, others larger. If you do not harvest the entire plant, pick the outer leaves first. The inner leaves will continue to grow and can be harvested later ...
Spinach will not keep for long after harvesting. The best time to eat them, both for flavor and nutrient value, is right after picking ...

There are a number of different varieties of Spinach available in South Africa , including various different colours ...

Spinach Diseases and Pests
* Downy mildew and other fungal diseases ...
* Blight disease, also called cucumber mosaic disease ...
* Aphids
* Leafminers
* Caterpillars, including cabbage loopers, armyworms, and cornear worms ...

For 'Best Help and Advice' in Growing Organic Spinach like this shown in the photo ...
Contact ...
Pete Moore of GreenAgric ...
Email : PeteMoore@GreenAgric.co.za
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