How and Why You Should Grow Spinach - A Plant3r Guide

July 29, 2020 |

Our goal here at Plant3r is to help you plant more by simplifying the entire process. You may want to ask why it is beneficial to plant your own vegetables.

First of all, growing your own food has many health benefits such as helping you eat more healthy fruits and vegetables and allowing you to control the kinds of chemicals that come in contact with your food. Secondly, growing your own garden gives you full power over when you harvest your food. Vegetables that are given time to fully ripen have more nutrients than some vegetables from the grocery store that must be picked early. Hence, growing your own food and vegetables will help ensure that it is of the highest quality.

Never grown your own vegetables before?

Don’t worry, because Plant3r is here to help. We have created easy-to-read graphics that will help you get started planting your own vegetables in no time. This week, we will start with spinach.

Spinach is a popular crop that can practically be planted all year round: in the early spring, during the fall, and even during the winter in certain areas. Furthermore, it is highly nutritious, packed with iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C, and can be eaten either raw or cooked. Its leaves have been used by humans for nourishment since ancient times and it continues to be a popular dish on the table in many households today.

To start, let’s talk about what you need to know to plant spinach specifically. You may notice that there are a number of graphics here that are subtly, yet significantly different from one another.

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The differences in the instructions are based on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones.

For example, this one is for USDA Zone 6:

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In short, the USDA Planting Zones is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a specific location. Therefore, certain factors of the planting process, such as the general planting timeline, may change based on the planting zone you are located in and to make those differences clear, we’ve made different infographics based on the planting zone.

You can easily find out your USDA hardiness zone using the built-in tool on our website which is provided by the USDA here.

Once you know your general planting zone (we have compiled information for zones 5-9 which covers most of the US) then sign-up with Plant3r to receive a copy of the correct planting infographic for your zone.

Still feeling a bit confused about what to do or where to go? Plant3r also has a planting calendar made for beginners and experienced planters alike where there are guidelines and more detailed instructions regarding the timeline for planting and the process in general. You can access that calendar and subscribe for more information when you sign-up for our spinach growing digital calendar.

The calendar is available online like this…

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Or you can import it into your favorite calendar app for easy reference going forward.

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The reminders look something like this (and you can add the calendar for mobile reminders):

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We even limited the reminders to weekends so that you won’t be distracted during the workweek. It’s a dead-simple way of tracking and maintaining a vegetable garden when combined with our spinach infographic. We really hope you give it a try.

Please feel free to reach out and tell us how helpful these resources were for you at info@plant3r.com or on the social media sites listed at the top of this page. Don’t forget that the Plant3r virtual assistant is ready to help you start your fall vegetable garden in under one minute.

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