Grow a garden filled with Giant Nobel Spinach crops, from freshly harvested Spinacia oleracea seeds. Giant Nobel is a heirloom variety of Spinach that was first introduced in the 1920's. It's large leaves will span 24 to 26 inches wide and each plant will stand about 12 to 16 inches tall. Giant Nobel is primarily grown for it's use in salads and can be served steamed or freshly cut. Since Spinach is a cool weather crop, it is popularly grown in the Northern states, but can be successfully established in early Spring and late Fall.
Giant Nobel Spinach is categorized as an annual crop. Annuals such as this will produce edible leaves fairly quickly, and will later bolt, or "go to seed" after the warm temperatures of Summer arrive. Fresh seeds can be collected from a few plants that bolt, for a fresh supply of Spinach crops the following season. Giant Nobel Spinach is ready for harvesting in about 45 to 50 days.
Sowing The Seed
Spinach is a cool weather crop that prefers late winter temperatures. Sow your Spinach seeds directly outdoors, 6 weeks prior to the last frost. Till the area when the soil is no longer frozen and remove all unwanted debris from the sowing area. Sow each seed at a depth of 1/2" under topsoil, covering lightly.
Germination & Growth