Spinach grows most quickly in well-drained soil rich in organic matter such as compost or composted manure and with a pH of 6.5 to 7. In order to grow spinach twice a year, plant it about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost in the spring, and again 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall.
Just so, what causes a plant to bolt?
Most plants bolt due to hot weather. When the ground temperature goes above a certain temperature, this flips a switch in the plant to produce flowers and seeds very rapidly and to abandon leaf growth almost completely. Bolting is a survival mechanism in a plant.
Do spinach leaves grow back?
When harvesting, cut the spinach leaves back to within 2 inches of the ground, taking care not to cut into the growing point. Within four weeks, the leaves should regrow for a second harvest.
What is bolting of spinach?
When spinach begins to bolt in warm weather, it tastes bitter and is ready to be pulled. The plants look tall and spindly with thick stalks when they start flowering. In the spring, plants will grow tall and bloom (called bolting) as soon as the days are longer than 14 hours.