by Linda C Butler
Spinach is a cool weather crop that should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked. Most spinach is 45 days to maturity. It can be planted in successive plantings until the weather warms.
Parks offers Space Hybrid Spinach at 40 days to maturity. They also offer Palco Hybrid Spinach which matures in 38 days and is suitable for containers. Both these plant will over-winter in mild areas. Renegate Hybrid is 30 days to maturity, disease-resistant and sweet flavored.
I harvest wild greens in the spring – nettles, pigweed and others, and I often steam them with garden spinach. Season with vinegar.