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Backyard Gardener: Growing spinach is great for raised beds, small garden spaces

Spinach is great cooked or in salads and it is easy to grow in the cool season. My spinach was direct seeded on Nov. 22, 2020, and is growing under row cover (upper left) that received 30 inches of snow on Jan. 26, 2021. After digging it out, the thinned and unthinned plants are shown side-by-side (lower left). In a month, I hope it looks like the photo on the upper right. Spinach can be eaten fresh in salads, steamed, or mixed into soups and omelets. (Left photos by Jeff Schalau, University of Arizona. Photos on right were provided Iowa State University Extension (upper) and University of Missouri Extension (lower))

Spinach is great cooked or in salads and it is easy to grow in the cool season. My spinach was direct seeded on Nov. 22, 2020, and is growing under row cover (upper left) that received 30 inches of snow on Jan. 26, 2021. After digging it out, the thinned and unthinned plants are shown side-by-side (lower left). In a month, I hope it looks like the photo on the upper right. Spinach can be eaten fresh in salads, steamed, or mixed into soups and omelets. (Left photos by Jeff Schalau, University of Arizona. Photos on right were provided Iowa State University Extension (upper) and University of Missouri Extension (lower))

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