How many plants per pot?

tomatotomataNovember 4, 2012

Time to thin the spinach. The pots are 12" and10", both 8" deep. I'm not looking to harvest big plants;I hope to pick a few leaves every couple of days. How many should I leave in each pot?

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

What are the guidelines on the seed pack? You should follow them for containers too.

If it were me, just 4 or 5 about 6" apart. Most types I grow tend to stay low and wide.
If too crowded, it leads to disease, lack of sun and fighting for food, regardless of where planted.

I hate thinning, so plant sparse. It's less painful...lol..

Have you grown it before? How are you planning to use it? Fresh or cooked? You may want to start a few more pots. If cooked , fresh spinach wilts down to nothing and takes a lot for a meal.

JoJo

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