Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach

Spinacia oleracea

$4.45

Pkt (≈200 seeds)
Certified Organic

45 days. Looking for dark leafy greens? Look no further. This spinach is deep green with glossy, savoy (wavy) leaves full of healthy carotenoids like beta-carotene. Leaves are sweet and succulent and great raw or cooked. Plants are bolt-resistant and slow-growing, so it is better for spring growing or overwintering in a cold-frame/hoophouse. We are so excited to be bringing you this new spinach bred by a collaborative project with organic farmers and the Organic Seed Alliance, and released under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) to keep seeds unpatented and in the hands of the people for all times. Abundant Bloomsdale is a real hit with our customers at Argus Farm Stop who love the dark green leaves.

Spinach is a short lived, cool-weather loving crop so it is best grown in spring & fall. Direct sow seeds outside as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring (about April 1st) through mid-May. Sow 10 sds per foot, ½” deep, in rows 15” apart. Alternatively, start seeds inside 3/15. Keep seeds moist until germination. Days to germination: 5-20 depending on temperature. Water spinach plants frequently to delay bolting. For fall planting, sow outside 8/15 Spinach seeds will not germinate with soil temps over 85° so to keep seeds cool, cover soil with thick row cover fabric and keep moist. For winter growing plant in hoophouse or coldframe around Sept 1 and Feb 15. Protect plants from rabbits, groundhogs, & deer.