Asian spinach is so similar to spinach in both mild mineral flavor and buttery-crisp texture and Friends, she is SO much easier to grow. Her green spoon-shaped leaves and succulent stems we use exactly the same, fresh and cooked, as we do classic spinach. 300 seeds
Direct Sow (recommended): Early Spring, sow 20-30 seeds per foot 1/8″ deep for baby greens, 6 seeds per foot thinned to 2 for full size. Keep moist to slow bolting; sow every 2-3 weeks until 1 month before frost for continual supply.
Transplant (for full size only): Early Spring, sow indoors, 2 seeds per cell and thin to 1; transplant 2-3 week old seedlings at 8-10″.
- Sowing Date: As soon as soil can be worked
- Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
- Days to Germination: 4-7
- Days to Maturity: 8 days to microgreens, 21 days to baby and 40 days to braising.
- Plant spacing after thinning: 8-10 inches