HEIRLOOM If you love spinach and have ever struggled to grow it, Asian spinach just might change your life as it did ours. Asian spinach is so similar to spinach in both mild mineral flavor and buttery-crisp texture and Friends, she is SO much easier to grow. Her green spoon-shaped leaves and succulent stems we use exactly the same, fresh and cooked, as we do classic spinach. Enjoy our Asian spinach video below!
So here’s the thing: Asian spinach thrives in all seasons, germinating quickly in April and August alike. Classic spinach only thrives in the cool, moist spring and fall, refusing to germinate and then instantly bolting in the summer heat. Similar to classic spinach, Asian spinach is exceptionally cold-tolerant and often overwinters under cold frames and row cover. As I write in late January, we’re about to share some fresh-picked from the field for supper. Hope you will one day, too!
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Planting Method: Direct Seed Recommended
To Direct Seed: Early Spring (as soon as the soil can be worked), sow 20-30 seeds per foot for baby greens, 6 seeds per foot for full size. Keep moist to slow bolting; sow every 2-3 weeks until 1 month before frost for continual supply.
For Transplanting (for full size only): Early Spring, sow indoors, 2 seeds per cell and thin to 1; transplant 2-3 week old seedlings.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 3 at 75°F (24°C); 10 at 45°F (7°C)
Sun Needs: Full/Part; Can be overwintered under row cover
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 8-10 inches
Days to Harvest: 8 days for microgreens; 21 for baby leaf; 40 for braising