spinach sowing instructions.pptx
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Ugaoo seed sowing InstructionsLeafy Vegetables: Spinach
Pictures of Spinach growing on raised beds & in containers
Sowing season: Throughout the year. Best grown in winter.Sowing method: Seeds are sown directly on raised beds or in containers.Harvesting: Within 30 days Growing container: Shallow container with minimum depth of 6 inches & bigger spread area(according to available space & your requirement) like Trays or crates.Growing medium:2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
2 part garden soil 1 part any organic manure1 part garden soil 1 part coco-peat 1 part vermicompost
Shallow container filled with Pot mixture or soil
Steps for seed sowing
Spacing: Make very shallow holes (1 cm) with distance of 6 x 6 inches apart by finger throughout the surface of soil medium.Sow 2-3 seeds per hole.Push the seeds little bit in soil medium with your fingers & cover them all with surrounding soil.Water the sown seed bed immediately by light shower with watering can.Steps for seed sowing
1.Germination: Seeds will germinate within first 6 days or even much earlier & tiny seedlings will be visible with first leaves.
2.Thinning: If more than one seed has germinated per hole, cut off the smaller seedlings & only keep one seedling per hole.3.Baby Spinach: Plants will be seen in 10-15 days.4.Mature Leaves: Will be ready to harvest in 30 days.
Sunlight: Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters. Place your containers accordingly.
Watering technique: Water your spinach container / raised bed every day in the form of light shower with watering. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic manure can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Bio-compost or Vermicompost
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spay appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such infections are spotted.
Harvesting: About 30 days after sowing, Spinach can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the tender growing base of the plant for the next harvest. This way you can harvest for 4-5 times inintervals of 25-30 days.
If you plan to grow micro greens spinach. Grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting baby plants.