How to harvest Spinach
Spinach leaves can be harvested within 7-9 weeks of sowing when the plants have 5-6 leaves. Harvest leaves throughout the growing season until the flower stalks emerge.
How to propagate Spinach
Sow seeds directly in late spring to summer or indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, 6-8 mm deep and 15-25 cm apart. Germination takes 8-12 days.
Special features of Spinach
Spinach is a heavy feeder and needs a supply of nutrients.
Other uses of Spinach
Although the iron content was believed to be very high (leading to the Popeye strong human assumption), it was a decimal fault corrected in 1930. It is also high in Calcium, vitamins and minerals.
Leaves and stems are edible and are great eaten fresh, steamed or sautéd.