Did you know that growing Spinach in a garden pot is really
easy to do for a number of reasons? It
likes the shade and you can grow it indoors on a windowsill. Do you eat a lot of fresh spinach and are
tired of that bagged stuff from the grocery store? Then read on and learn how simple it is to
grow your own spinach in a flowerpot.
The best size of pot to start growing spinach in should be
at least 8” deep. This is considered a
standard flowerpot size and easy to find.
We sell Italian clay 8”garden pots that would be perfect. Next decide if you want to fill the pot with
seeds or starter plants.
Each spinach plant requires approximately 3” of space so
make sure you give them that. If you
think you may want to wait to harvest the leaves till they are larger then give
them 5” of space or if you like the idea of eating tender small leaves give the
potted plants 2” space. You decide and
pick a container accordingly.
If you are thinking about trying this growing idea in the
Fall then place the garden container in a sunny spot. In Spring & Summer when it gets really
hot place the flowerpot in a area that gets some shade, especially in the
afternoons. You don’t want to burn those
tender leaves that you plan on eating so move the planter accordingly.
Always use a quality growing mix and make sure the planter
you use has drain hole. You don’t want
soggy soil. When watering, avoid
watering the foliage and keep the soil damp not soggy or wet. Don’t get overly concerned about water, just
make sure the soil is moist.
Growing indoors requires a pot that has a drain saucer. You want the over water to drain off the soil
but a saucer will be necessary to catch it.
Use smaller pots that fit into your window and plant fewer plants in
each. A window will provide enough
sunlight but not all-day sunlight so it’s prefect.
When the spinach stem has 5 leaves you can start to pick
them off and eat them. Start with outer
leaves and leave the inner leaves so they will grow larger. Once all the leaves are gone, cut off the
whole plant at the base and it will re-sprout again.