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The Best Fertilizer for Growing Spinach

If you’re interested in growing your own spinach, there are many benefits. You know exactly how your spinach has been grown for one thing, so you know it’s completely chemical-free and safe for you and your family to eat. Whether you’re only growing the food for yourself or you’re planning on selling it, it’s nice to know how it’s been grown and where it’s been before putting it in your mouth.

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English: Spinach plant, Castelltallat, Catalonia Catal√†: Planta d’espinac a principis de novembre, Castelltallat, Bages (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, if you’re taking on the task of growing your own spinach, you do need to make sure you follow the right steps and grow it properly. Otherwise, instead of fresh, beautiful, healthy spinach, you’re going to end up with a garden full of rotten mush. There are a few important tips to keep in mind, but one of the first and most important things you have to do is find the right fertilizer.

Spinach has certain nutritional requirements, so when you’re shopping for fertilizer be sure to keep this in mind.

You can’t use the same old fertilizer you may use on other plants. Spinach prefers a neutral to alkaline soil, and it’s essential to opt for organic fertilizer if you want to get the largest, healthiest plants possible. Always keep the plants well watered and add fertilizer regularly.

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Foliar applications of fertilizer works best, so don’t be shy with your fertilizer. As long as you’re using the right stuff, this is going to make all the difference in terms of the health and stability of your plants, now and in the long run. Using the right fertilizer has more of an impact than you probably realize, so take it seriously and don’t use any random product you happen to find on your plants.

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English: Forest fertilizer bags at Hillatie in Juorkuna, Utajärvi, Finland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Keep in mind when you’re using the fertilizer that it’s best to spread it evenly around the plants and then water it in well. This ensures that all of each plant is getting as much fertilizer as possible, evenly, instead of focused more on certain areas than others. This ensures the most vigorous growth of your plants, which you’ll start to notice even after just a few applications of the proper fertilizer. You should always keep the fertilizer about 5 inches away from the base of the plants. This helps prevent burning of the roots, which can cause serious damage to your plants in turn.

The importance of choosing the right fertilizer for your spinach cannot be overlooked. As is the case with the rest of your fruits and vegetables as well, the right fertilizer makes all the difference

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Spinach (Photo credit: stormgrass)

When you grow your spinach with the right fertilizer, you’ll be amazed not just at how big the plants get, but how different the spinach itself tastes. You’ll never have more delicious tasting spinach, which gives you all the more motivation you need to keep up with your gardening and keep using the right products to grow your food.

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With these tips in mind, whether you’re growing spinach or preserving spinach, you shouldn’t have any problems finding the best fertilizer for you and your garden’s needs.

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