How to Grow Spinach at Home

There is something strangely soothing about growing your own veggies. In this article, let’s discuss how to grow Spinach in your Perth backyard.

(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)

Vegetable gardening can be a lovely connection to the beauty of the natural world around us. Your vegetable garden has the potential to feed you both physically and mentally.

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When should you plant Spinach?

The best months to plant Spinach in Perth are Feb-Sep. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 5-25 degree celcius.

Seeds or Transplant? Seed

Ideal air temp: 5-25c

Ideal soil temp: 10-20c

Can Spinach grow in pots?

Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.

The great thing about planting Spinach in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Spinach indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.

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How much sun should Spinach get?

You will discover that Spinach thrives on Full sun/part shade depending on variety (check the label).

Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Spinach isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.

Francis Bacon

How often should you water Spinach?

Spinach really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.

They prefer soil that is Rich, heavy soil.

When can you harvest?

Being a 4-6Weeks vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Spinach crop is around May-Oct. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.

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Growing Spinach in rows

If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Spinach in rows. You’ll need to allow around 30-50 centimetres between rows, and May-15 centimetres between each seedling or seed.

Space between rows: 30-50 cm

Space between seedlings: May-15 cm

Keep the seeds!

Did you know that you can keep Spinach seeds for up to 5 years, and use them to grow more next season?

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

Lewis Grizzard

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Enjoy delicious Spinach in your Perth garden

You can save so much money by growing Spinach in your own backyard.

Your vegetable garden can feed not just your body, but your soul. It encourages you to ask for more out of your garden, seeking variety and adventure every day.

I trust you’ll enjoy growing your own vegetables like I do.

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