Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why didn't my spinach grow?

This picture from October 5th shows a spinach plant that was sown from direct seed on August 3rd. So it is a full two months old, but still only stands about 2 inches tall. What gives?

This is the first time I ever tried to grow spinach so I have no idea what went wrong. There are 3 or 4 other spinach plants that were all planted at the same time, and they're all still only about 2 inches tall even now. One of them was overshadowed by the turnip next to it, but the others seemed to get plenty of sun so I don't think that was the problem. They don't even seem eaten by the cabbage worms either- they're just tiny. Guess we won't be harvesting any spinach this year.

1 comment:

Jeni Treehugger said...

I think Spinach are one of those Veggies that take for EVER to grow. I've never successfully grown it - your little Plants are twice the size of my attempts! Don't give up on it.

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