Overwintering Spinach

Get the jump on spring greens by planting in fall.

By Willi Evans Galloway

Photography by Rob Cardillo

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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.

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