Overwintering Spinach

Get the jump on spring greens by planting in fall.

By Willi Evans Galloway

Photography by Rob Cardillo


plant in the fall to overwinter spinach Overwintering Spinach
Once the days begin to lengthen and daytime temperatures consistently rise above freezing, remove a couple of inches of straw at a time over a period of a few weeks until all the straw has been removed. Kick-start growth by spraying plants with diluted fish emulsion. Begin harvesting leaves regularly when the plants actively put out new growth.

Check out our Spinach Growing Guide.