Days To Maturity: 45
Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches
Spacing, Seeds: Sow 9-10 seeds per foot
Light: Sunny Location
SOWING DATES: Spinach germinates best in cool soil. Begin sowing in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Summer sowing in hot soil - over 85-degrees F - risks low or erratic germination. Sow late July into September for the fall crop. Spinach can also be planted from September until freeze-up for an early harvest the following spring.
Planting & Harvest: Sow about 9-10 seeds per foot, 1/2 inch deep, in rows 12-18 inches apart. Harvest Spinach full-size but before bolting. Cut just below root attachment for "rooted spinach", or cut higher for "clipped spinach."
SUGGESTIONS: Floating row covers offer effective winter protection. Spinach grows on a wide range of soils if moist and fertile, but is sensitive to acidity.
Bloomsadale Long Standing (45 Days)
HEIRLOOM. Introduced at the turn of the century, this variety remains notable for its high yield, as well as other fine qualities. Dark green leaves are large, heavy and handsomely crinkled. Because they are held erect, they remain cleaner than those of other varieties that lie flat on the ground. Slow to bolt. A very popular variety for the home garden.