Spinach - cold-resistant annual plant that is grown on the greens.
In the food consumed young leaves of the plant. It should be noted that the spinach is quite rare in the gardens, and in vain!
It contains a lot of vitamins, protein, iodine is very important for the thyroid gland. Iron contained in spinach 60% absorbed by the human body.
In addition, it leaves contain potassium and oxalic acid.
The best time for growing spinach - spring andautumn. The optimal temperature for cultivation 15 °. Therefore, in the summer, when it becomes very warm, this plant will strelkovatsya. Sow spinach need in those places where it is possible to put some basic culture after harvesting. He is a good precursor for many vegetable crops. Place to choose a sunny but sheltered from the winds. When grown in the fall spinach can tolerate partial shade. The soil is suitable loam, fertilized with organic fertilizers. Spinach prefers moist soil, so you need to watch out for his curtain.
In the autumn planting is necessary to consider the fact that afterbeet, spinach, iceberg lettuce is better not to plant diseases in order to avoid infection of these cultures. Suit areas where growing onions, early cucumbers, early potatoes, early cabbage, carrots. If under these vegetables have been introduced organic fertilizer before sowing spinach they do not need to make. Very bad make nitrogen fertilizers, because spinach is able to accumulate nitrate in their leaves.
Care is weeding, timely watering, hoeing between the rows. Technical maturity of the plants occurs within 20-25 days after emergence.
Conveniently spinach grown in greenhouses,intended for growing cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes. Sowing the seeds should be as early as March. Before planting the main crops can get a good harvest of spinach. This plant is suitable for growing indoors on a windowsill.