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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Spinach

Rich in vitamins A and C

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 feet
  • 1 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 40 to 50 days from planting to eating stage
  • 11,790 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 30 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Spinach questions and answers
  • Recommended varieties
    • Bloomsdale Long Standing
      Thick, crumpled (savoy), dark green leaves,
      best grown in spring, open pollinated
    • Melody
      Round, thick leaves, excellent quality
    • Tyee
      Semi to savoy, excellent quality, heat tolerant, spring or fall
    • Decatur
  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to May 1
      Aug. 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to April 20
      Aug. 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to 20
      July 20 to Aug. 10
  • Recommended New Zealand spinach varieties
    • New Zealand
      Hot weather spinach substitute

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to May 1
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to April 20
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to 20

G6201, revised April 2000

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