What are the pros? Excellent flavor, low pests
What are the cons? Starting inside is hard
I LOVE this spinach. Tastes great, different from what you can get at the store, and grows vigorously and generates tons of leaves once established. Also, large leaves are not significantly less delicious than small leaves unless they are extra, extra old.
However, getting it to work out was pretty tough. I live in coastal California, so my land is growing something every day out of the year - so I start everything inside before I put it out.
Spinach is always a little bit finnicky to start in an artificial climate, but I had to do the following this time to get optimal results:
1) Started seeds in a wet paper towel inside a plastic bag inside my wine fridge - Getting them to germ over 60F was not happening at all, not even slowly. Very quickly germinated at 55.
2) I over-exposed them to grow light durations indoors and triggered bolting after only 2 or 3 true leaves. They thought it was summer I guess. I thought I could cheat and get some growth - guess not. Stick to 11 hrs
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