Sowing

  • Select a container with uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the container with a sowing medium.
  • As a sowing medium you can use 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Make shallow holes ( 1cm) at a distance of 3 x 3 inches throughout the surface of soil medium.
  • Sow 2 to 3 seeds per hole.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium and cover them up with your sowing medium.
  • If grown outdoors, make sure that you protect your seed beds from direct sunlight or heavy rainfall by making a temporary roof plastic sheet for first few days.
  • Water your Spinach container everyday using a watering can ensuring an even shower.
  • If you are growing spinach in your outdoor garden, sprinklers can be used.
  • Add a good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or Vermicompost

Caring

  • You will notice that your spinach seeds have germinated within the first 6 days or even earlier.
  • At this point tiny seedlings with first leaves will be visible.
  • Keep one seedling per hole and cut off the smaller seedlings.
  • Baby Spinach plants will be visible in 10-15 days.
  • Mature Spinach leaves will be ready to harvest in 30-40 days.
  • Spinach leaves can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the tender growing base to the plant for next harvest.
  • You can keep harvesting Malabar Spinach as long as the plant survives.
  • Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters.

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