Sativa Seeds – Spinach Baby Leaf – 1 KG ((GMO-FREE DECLARATION)
Germination Rate: 85% – 99%
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green plant, native to central and western Asia. It is of the order Caryophyllales
Baby spinach is a type of spinach that is harvested when the leaves are still small and tender, typically within 15 to 35 days of planting. It is a popular leafy green vegetable that is often used in salads, smoothies, and as a garnish for various dishes. Baby spinach leaves are generally more tender and have a milder flavor compared to mature spinach leaves.
These tiny little leafy greens are of course especially popular and a staple in many households. After all, all you need to do is open up a bag and grab a handful whenever you want to. No wonder people like them so much.
Spinach is a relatively low-growing plant with leaves attached to tender little stalks. The stalks can grow around 4 inches tall (1 decimetre) in spring and the leaves can grow to around 8 inches (2 decimetres). The spinach bolts in spring when it gets warmer, and it develops a long flower stalk in the middle of the plant. No more leaves will grow after this happens.
How To Grow
Baby spinach is relatively easy to grow, and it can be grown in a variety of settings, including in gardens, containers, and hydroponic systems. Here are some general steps for growing baby spinach:
- Prepare the soil mixture and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (a mixture of 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred, It can be Increasing the proportion of compost to 30% when the plant grows.
- Spray the soil and seeds with water using a spray bottle or a spray bottle and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
- Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, don’t forget to water well.
Planting and growing
spinach is one of the most famous and loved leafy greens ever.
Select a site that receives partial to full sun and has well-draining soil. If you are growing spinach in a container, choose a pot that is at least 6 inches deep.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Spinach prefers consistent moisture, so water regularly, especially during dry periods.
Seeding and growing
Germination in seedling trays or small containers:
It is preferable to plant in this way to achieve the highest rates of growth and to provide the appropriate conditions for seed germination in a better way, and this also encourages the seeds to grow better.
- Prepare the soil mix and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (mixture of 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred).
- Spray the soil and seeds with water using a sprayer and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
- Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, paying attention to watering well.
- After 4 leaves appear, so that there are 3 real leaves, the plant can be moved to larger containers so that there is more space for the seeds to grow and mature, and the proportion of compost to 30% can be Increasing.
It takes about 2 months for spinach to reach maturity, and during this stage, spinach needs some important factors affecting its growth.
If your soil is nutrient-poor, you may need to fertilize your spinach plants with a balanced fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.
Baby spinach can be harvested when the leaves are about 2-3 inches long, which typically takes around 4-6 weeks after planting. Harvest by cutting the outer leaves at the base of the stem, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully grow your baby spinach at home.
Some Pant Needs
Type: Leafy Green
Maturity Days: 60 Days
Planting: October – April
Planting Depth: 1 cm
Plant Distances: 15 cm
Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 80% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite – 10% treated vegetable compost
Preferred Soil when Planting: 70% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite, 15% treated vegetable compost – 5% Perlite
Light: Full sun
PH: 5.5 – 6.5
Electrical Conductivity (EC): 1.8 – 2.3 Ms
Total Dissolved Salts (TDS): 1152 – 1472 PPM
In 2020, world production of spinach was 31.0 million tonnes, with China alone accounting for 92% of the total.
Fresh spinach is sold loose, bunched, or packaged fresh in bags. Fresh spinach loses much of its nutritional value with storage of more than a few days, Fresh spinach is packaged in air, or in nitrogen gas to extend shelf life. While refrigeration slows this effect to about eight days, fresh spinach loses most of its folate and carotenoid content over this period. For longer storage, it is canned, blanched, or cooked and frozen.
The comic and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man is portrayed as gaining strength by consuming canned spinach, The accompanying song lyric is: “I’m strong to the finish (sic), ‘cut I eats me spinach, This is usually attributed to the iron content of spinach, but in a 1932 strip, Popeye states that “spinach is full of vitamin A” and that’s what makes people strong and healthy.
Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and contains negligible fat. In a 100 g serving providing only 23 calories, spinach has a high nutritional value, especially when fresh, frozen, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, iron, and folate. Spinach is a moderate source (10-19% of DV) of B vitamins, riboflavin vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber. Although spinach is touted as being high in iron and calcium content and is often served and consumed in its raw form, raw spinach contains high levels of oxalates, which block the absorption of calcium and iron in the stomach and small intestine. Spinach cooked in several changes of water has much lower levels of oxalates and is better digested and its nutrients absorbed more completely. In addition to preventing absorption and use, high levels of oxalates remove iron from the body.
A quantity of 100 g of spinach contains over four times the recommended daily intake of vitamin K (table). For this reason, individuals taking the anticoagulant warfarin – which acts by inhibiting vitamin K – are instructed to minimize the consumption of spinach (as well as other dark green leafy vegetables) to avoid blunting the effect of warfarin.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 97 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
Fat: 0.4 g
Protein: 2.9 g
Vitamins Quantity %
Vitamin A equiv: 59%469 μg
beta-Carotene: 52%5626 μg
lutein zeaxanthin: 12198 μg
- Vitamin A 9377 IU
- Thiamine (B1) 7%0.078 mg
- Riboflavin (B2) 16%0.189 mg
- Niacin (B3) 5%0.724 mg
- Vitamin B6 15%0.195 mg
- Folate (B9) 49%194 μg
- Vitamin C 34%28 mg
- Vitamin E 13%2 mg
- Vitamin K 460%483 μg
Minerals Quantity %
- Calcium 10%99 mg
- Iron 21%2.71 mg
- Magnesium 22%79 mg
- Manganese 43%0.897 mg
- Phosphorus 7%49 mg
- Potassium 12%558 mg
- Sodium 5%79 mg
- Zinc 6%0.53 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 91.4 g
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