Why can't I grow spinach?
New to this forum, I'm usually on Harvest or Cooking.
I'm looking for advice or ideas on why I can't grow spinach.
I live in the pacific north west, Z8.
I live rurally and compost mostly just things from our property, leaves, chicken manure, coffee grounds, kitchen scraps, straw, etc. No chemicals.
Everything else my garden looks great.
I cannot grow spinach. For the last several years, I can barely get any to germinate, indoors or out in my compost.
I've tried planting earlier, later, in between.
The few (maybe 4 out of 60) that do germinate are sickly and bolt very early when the plant is less than 12" high.
I bought new seeds, I bought a different variety.
I'm out of ideas.