Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How many plants per pot?

Posted by tomatotomata 10 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 4, 12 at 13:02

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How many plants per pot?

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Container Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here