The spinach grew so well this winter! I've never grown spinach before so it was so much fun. I found that the trick to growing spinach is to presprout the seeds. You wrap the seeds in damp paper towel and a plastic bag and then put bag in the fridge. Then wait two days, pull them out and leave them at room temperature until you see little roots poking out. Don't wait too long before planting at this point! It really pays to buy fresh seed from a trusted supplier. You can't always trust old seeds you get from the big box store.