Popeye was right; spinach is loaded to the max with high-quality nutrients. As delicious as it is nutritious, spinach in the garden is also one of the easiest vegetables to grow. In fact, with a little planning, you can grow two crops of spinach plants in a single growing season. The following articles will provide helpful tips and information for growing and caring care for spinach plants.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
When you’re anticipating your first crop of the year and go to harvest your spinach, the discovery of downy mildew can be a disappointing setback. With a little scouting before harvest time, however, blue mold does not have to mean no spinach. Learn more here.
Spinach with false root know nematodes may die in severe infestations. The plants can become infected at any stage of growth. Recognize the signs and how to prevent your fresh spinach plants from becoming victims of these hard to see organisms in this article.
Tobacco ringspot on spinach rarely causes plants to die, but the foliage is diminished, faded and reduced. In a crop where the foliage is the harvest, such diseases can have serious affects. Learn the signs and some preventions for this disease here.
Anthracnose of spinach is a disease that?s brought about by a fungal infection. It can cause severe damage to spinach leaves and will overwinter in the garden indefinitely if it?s not taken care of. Learn more about symptoms and how to manage spinach anthracnose here.
First discovered in 1907 in remote areas, spinach plants with white rust are now found all over the world. Click on the following article to learn more about the symptoms of white rust on spinach, as well as spinach white rust treatment options.
Root knot nematodes on spinach are parasitic pests that can severely limit the plant?s ability to absorb water and nutrients. Once established, they are nearly impossible to get rid of, but it?s possible to gain a level of control with tips found here.
Blight of spinach is spread by certain insect vectors. Also known as spinach cucumber mosaic virus, it affects other plants as well. Find out what causes the disease and the best spinach blight treatment available by clicking on the following article.
Spinach is a very popular cool season leafy green. Because of this, it can be especially disheartening when those first spring seedlings fall ill and even die. Learn more about common problems with spinach seedlings in this article.
Do you know how to protect spinach from stress? If not, the following article may help. Click here for a guide on the best cultural and environmental situations and how to prevent insect and disease stresses.
We put so much work into creating our ideal garden beds. When it gets destroyed by fungal or viral plant diseases, it can feel devastating. One such devastating viral disease is spinach beat curly top. Click here for information on beet curly top virus in spinach.
Spinach can be afflicted with any number of diseases, primarily fungal. Fungal diseases usually result in leaf spots on spinach. What diseases cause spinach leaf spots? Click this article to learn about spinach with leaf spots and other spinach leaf spot info.
A crop of spinach with aster yellows can rapidly decline, causing economic loss. Learn the signs and symptoms of aster yellows of spinach as well as treatment and prevention in the following article. Click here for more information.
Almost anything that grows in a garden can be grown in a container. Growing spinach in containers is an easy crop to start with. Click this article to find out how to grow spinach in containers and the care of spinach in pots.
Spinach is one of the fastest growing leafy vegetables. Spinach prefers the cooler season and will respond to heat by forming flowers and seeds. Learn more about bolting spinach plants and what can be done about it in this article.
Easy to grow and quick to harvest, spinach is a mainstay in the vegetable garden. This nutritious vegetable is tasty, but unfortunately, pesky insects love it just as much. Read here to learn about issues with spinach.
When it comes to vegetable gardening, spinach planting is a great addition. Spinach is one of the healthiest sources of so many minerals and nutrients that we can grow. Read here for information on spinach planting.