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Is your Spinach going to seed?

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender July 13, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments

Spinach is a popular cut and come again crop, make sure you cut the older leaves first for better production. If the plants get stressed they will start to bolt or with other words run to seed. Once spinach starts to bolt it is actually hard or impossible to stop them flowering. You can pinch out the growing stalk and this will encourage the plants to grow a few more leaves but prevention is a much better option. How to prevent bolting - Plant spinach in fertile, moisture retentive soil and if the soil is free draining dig in plenty of manure or compost the previous year. This will retain more water in the summer. I know this year is not an issue but who knows August might be very hot, just when you want a lovely spinach salad. - Grow spinach in a shady area, between rows of p

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