Dash Spinach (F1 Hybrid 39 Days)
The Dash Spinach is an extra early hybrid that is also very tolerant of cool weather, making it an ideal choice for both very early and very late plantings. The upright, spade shaped, medium green leaves are both smooth and delicious.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 50-70ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Starting Indoors: 3-4 weeks before planting out in early to mid-spring. Provide 50-65ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 6-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Start in early spring when soil temperature is over 50ºF. Sow a few seeds every 1-3", thin to 6-12" for full sized plants. Sow heavy seeded rows, 30 seeds per foot, every 10-14 days for baby greens using the Pinetree spinach mix. Sow in mid to late summer for fall harvests.
How much does a packet plant: 6-10 feet, Spinach Mix packet = 80-100 feet for mature plants or 20-25 feet for baby greens
Harvest: Starting with baby greens at 3” or the entire plant before it bolts.
Tips: Plant Dash Spinach in fertile soil, amend with compost or well-rotted manure and keep well watered. Sow in the fall and cover with mulch for an early spring crop.