[Market-farming] baby spinach varieties

stonecirclefarm tds.net stonecirclefarm at tds.net
Fri Jun 12 14:59:47 EDT 2009


How do folks handle seeding and harvest for baby spinach?  Do you plant in
rows or a solid bed?  How dense?  -John

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Andy Fellenz <fellenz at fltg.net> wrote:

> I grow Space from Johnny's and have been happy with it's performance.
> It is consistent and my customers like the flavor and texture.
>
> Andy
>
> Joel Cahalan wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I am trying to decide on a spinach variety or varieties to start
> > planting in August  to harvest as baby from Sept through November and
> > later if possible.  I need to get about 30 lbs a week and don't have a
> > lot of space.  So far I am considering Renegade or Tarpy from High
> > Mowing and Emu and Space from Johnnys(unfortunately these are not
> > available as organic seed so may be hard to justify with certificd).
> > Anyone have experience with these or other varieties?  I am
> > particularly interested in cultural practices people have had good
> > success with and what yields to expect.  Also after harvesting with a
> > knife for a while I am thinking about the sawblade basket Johnnies
> > sells.  Anyone using one?  Does it work well? Problems?
> >
> > So far I've been thinking Renegade has thicker leaves and would be
> > higher yield weight wise per bed foot.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for sharing...
> >
> > Joel Cahalan
> > Wild Meadows Farm
> > Schellsburg, PA
> >
> > ps: this listserve is great!
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