Bloomsdale spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a variety of spinach that is known for its dark green, savoyed leaves, and its ability to tolerate hot weather. It is a popular choice for home gardens and markets. Bloomsdale spinach is a classic variety that is known for its high yield and its resistance to common spinach pests and diseases.
To grow Bloomsdale spinach, you will need:
- Well-drained, fertile soil
- Full sun or partial shade
- Spinach seed or seedlings
Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost.
Transplant seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 1-2 feet apart.
Water the spinach regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the spinach with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Keep the spinach free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves to help prevent disease.
Harvest the spinach leaves when they are young, tender, and have reached their mature size.
|1-4||Start seeds indoors or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost date|
|4-6||Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seeds into the garden|
|6-8||Water the spinach regularly, keep the soil consistently moist|
|8-12||Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer|
|12-16||Keep plants free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves|
|20-24||Harvest the spinach leaves when they are young, tender, and have reached their mature size|