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Spinach - Bloomsdale Seeds
Bloomsdale Spinach has thick, crinkly, dark green leaves that have a rich nutty flavor. It grows quickly and handles hot weather better than other varieties. This spinach is very reliable and heavy yielding. A popular heirloom that is easy to grow and tastes great fresh or cooked.
Spinach seeds can be planted outdoors.
Sow seed directly into the garden soil in early spring before the last frost date. They can also be planted in late spring, summer, and fall.
Plant seeds 1/2” deep and 4” apart. Later thin to 8" apart and rows can be 10" wide. They should come up in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions. Sow in early spring for the first crop, and again every 7 days for an extended spinach harvest. Grows best in average, well-drained soil, and full sun. Keep well watered and fertilize after thinning.
Each packet contains 50 Bloomsdale spinach seeds. Spinacia oleracea. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO. Harvest in 45 days. $3.00
This packet plants a 15' row with 25 plants.
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Spinach leaves are edible.
Enjoying fresh spinach from the garden is an early-season joy. Spinach leaves are tender and flavorful when eaten fresh, and have the best flavor if harvested when young. Cut spinach leaves off just above the roots before it flowers.
This variety of dark green spinach has been a standout in many regions, including the North. The full, upright plants produce high yields of large, triangular leaves that are packed full of flavor. It is a versatile addition to recipes including omelets, pasta dishes, and salads. It withstands longer cooking times than other varieties and still holds its shape and texture. Spinach can be preserved by freezing, dehydrating, or canning.
This is growing great right now in late April, first harvest of the season!
I planted these spinach seeds for the last falls in September, and kept a plastic saucer over them and they still grow in the winter even now in January, albeit slowly. In the super early spring they start to take off and we have more spinach than we know what to do with. I'm surprised they are so winter hardy, but glad to have some super early greens in March/April.
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