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Guys!!!!! good news! today I saw that the spinach seeds have germinated.....what should I do now
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Yay!!! :D

Just keep it watered. Not soggy or with standing water, but moist. They have very small roots so far, so any day there's no rain you should probably water them. Once they get bigger, you can cut back on the watering.
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thnx a lot.... by the way I turned my compost bin now and I notice that its not hot... its cold in fact... what should I do? What am I doing wrong?
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cass2828 wrote:thnx a lot.... by the way I turned my compost bin now and I notice that its not hot... its cold in fact... what should I do? What am I doing wrong?
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Updates on my spinach
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Looking good, but it will need a LOT of thinning! What is the diameter of those containers?
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If I could grow spinach like that Jal, I would! What is the variety? Maybe it's my shorter days that keep me unsuccessful.

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Variety? Not sure. Likely one of these: Correnta, Bloomsdale, Melody.
I have grown all of these.

Remember, plant early. Spinach is a Spring cool weather crop.

Taiji, we have quite a difference in zone and weather conditions I am sure. I can't say much about growing spinach in Az.
Just remember to try it during the cooler growing conditions either Spring or Autumn.
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Cass2828, If you are going to grow in containers of that size, you only need to put about 3 or 4 seeds in that container.
You can try to transplant, but spinach is best seeded where it will grow and not seeded too thick. It can be planted out in the soil of the garden as soon as the snow is off and the soil can be worked.
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