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  Spinach: Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach (3g, 260 seeds)
Heirloom Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Seeds | Grow Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach


 
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Slow to bolt with thick textured, crinkled leaves that are glossy and green. Old time favorite.

Fresh spinach in just 45 days!

Detailed planting instructions:

As soon as you can work the soil in spring, sow seed ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart (or broadcast seed across a wider area). Thin to 2 inch to 6 inch spacings. Closer spacings can stress plants and cause them to go to seed (bolt) sooner.

Early planting is critical as dry soil, heat and lengthening days also encourage bolting. Later plantings benefit from some light shade from other crops. Follow early plantings with warm-season crops such as tomatoes or beans.

Make succession plantings every week or two until average last frost date. Use bolt-resistant varieties for later plantings. Sow again in mid- to late summer for fall harvest. Seeds do not germinate well in warm soil, so increase seeding rate to compensate. Or pre-germinate seeds by placing them between sheets of moist paper towel in a plastic bag and refrigerating until they sprout.

Spinach seedlings are difficult to transplant. For spring crops, start inside only if your garden stays too wet in spring to allow direct seeding. Start transplants inside about 3 to 6 weeks before last frost.

Spinach is shallow-rooted and requires consistent moisture to prevent bolting. Water to keep soil moist. Mulch after plants are well established to maintain moisture and suppress weeks. Use floating row covers to prevent insect damage.

Do not over fertilize with nitrogen. Only apply supplemental fertilizer if leaves are pale green. Add lime to make sure pH is at least 6.0. You should suspect that your soil is too acid if germination is poor and leaf tips and margins are yellow or brown.

Plant in fall and mulch heavily for early spring crop.


HARVESTING

Spinach is ready for use as soon as it is edible size and it must be harvested before there is extensive yellowing, breakage and other leaf deterioration or the development of seed-stalks. Spinach for market is usually cut below the crown with a knife, taking care to keep the plants clean and to prevent undue breakage or bruising of the leaves. Spinach should be sorted to remove all yellow or damaged leaves before packing into baskets. If spinach is slightly wilted when packed, it will be less subject to breakage. Usually, spinach is washed, repacked, and iced at a central packing shed if it is to be shipped.

SAVING SEEDS

Wind pollinated. Spinach varieties must be isolated by 1/4 mile to prevent cross pollination by wind. Physical barriers such as tree lines, buildings or woods may make it possible to use a shorter distance. Allow plants to bolt and set seed. Some staking may be necessary as plants may reach 3' in height. When seeds are dry, harvest the entire plant and thresh on a tarp. A 1/2 " screen on top of a 1/4" and 1/8" is helpful for cleaning. Spinach seed remains viable for 3-5 years under cool and dry storage conditions.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, iron, and potassium.

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Spinach: Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach (3g, 260 October 11, 2016
Reviewer: David Perkins from Oakland, OR United States  
As yet I have not planted my spinach, however from past experience with MPS products I am confident that it will turn out GREAT, I have purchased quite a bit of seed and none of it has dissapointed me. Great price, excellent packaging and quick turn around. Thanks and keep it up.

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Gettin my popeye on! October 9, 2016
Reviewer: justin buttrey from Greenbrier, TN United States  
Almost 100% germination. Seems to be growing well without any obvious problems. This along with a great price.

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Survival seeds July 28, 2016
Reviewer: John Drake from Julian, NC United States  
I bought these to stash away for the future, I really like that they are good for five years that's a big plus. The packaging is excellent and well made. The price cant be beat either!

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Spinach June 19, 2016
Reviewer: cheri Meyer from Niceville, FL United States  
Great veggie

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Great June 14, 2016
Reviewer: Jackson Bass from MAKANDA, IL United States  
Great

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