Growing Winter Spinach at Home
It's the middle of winter, but I wanted to keep the thought of spring alive. Fresh, crispy leaves in beautiful shades of green... You don't have to wait! Why not grow winter spinach and go for an early harvest instead?
The information on the seed packet usually tells us to grow spinach in April-June. But don't worry about that! I actually grow winter spinach in my polytunnels, both in beds and pots. The seeds germinate and then the little plants overwinter here. I can guarantee that it works, even here in zone 3 where I live.
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Of course, you don't have to grow spinach in winter. But I wanted to show you an example of when it works really well. You can get great results in just a few months. Check out the pictures below for more inspiration!
Spinach is one of the most valuable vegetables we have here in the garden, and it's surprisingly easy to overwinter and grow late or very early in the year. Like I mentioned before, I live in zone 3 and I haven't had any issues at all. I also know of people even further north in Sweden who manage to grow spinach in winter too. It's so lovely to get fresh vegetables in the middle of winter after all! Why not give winter spinach a try yourself?
If you want to know more about growing vegetables in winter, you should definitely check out my articles and videos about winter sowing. Good luck!
Thanks, great idea. Where did you get the plastic boxes for the polytunnels?
Thanks, really want to try it. Where did you get the plastic boxes for polytunnels ?