Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing

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Geography/History:
 Bloomsdale is an old variety of spinach, introduced in the 19th century by David Ladreth, who named the greens in honor of his Bristol, Pennsylvania, farm.

Nutritional Value:
An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, iron, and potassium.

Sun:                              Full to Partial
Spacing:                       12″
Height:                         10″ – 12″
Optimum Soil Ph:      6.5 to 7.5
Days To Maturity:     39
Sowing Method:        Outdoors

Planting/Growing Tips:
Spinach is a cool weather crop and can either be planted in spring or fall.  For a spring crop, be sure to start these vegetable seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date so that they can be transplanted in very early spring.  For a fall harvest, these heirloom seeds can be directly sown.  For best results it is very important to keep soil evenly moist with regular light waterings.

When direct seeding, you should plant these heirloom seeds 1-2″ apart.  Once they have shown several true leaves and are about 4″ tall, you should then thin to final spacing.  For continual harvests, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks for delicous spinach all season long.

 

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