Is spinach easy to grow?

Spinach does well in cool weather conditions. It's better to grow spinach in the fall season. Northern growers can plant an early spring crop followed by another in midsummer to mature before the first hard freeze. Southern growers spinach can tolerate a light frost, especially if it is acclimated.

Olle Gardens Growing Spinach

Spinach grows best in sun to partial shade. Sow spinach in light soil that is well drained. Spinach is a cool weather crop that grows best when weather conditions remain consistently below 75 degrees, commonly in spring or fall.

Olle Gardens Growing Spinach

When harvesting spinach, the whole plant can be harvested at once, and cut at the base, or leaves may be picked off plants one layer at a time, giving inner layers more time to develop.

The list below grows well with spinach

  • Brassicas
  • Other leafy veggies
  • Alliums
  • Nightshades
  • Cucurbits
  • Beans & Peas
  • Umbellifers
  • Strawberries

Lastly, spinach reseed's itself. Various types of lettuce and other leafy greens such as spinach are excellent plants to grow when you want something that reseeds itself. Cool-weather greens often bolt when summer weather starts to move in.