Help With Spinach Plant..Please

redhen

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So i just planted my baby spinach plants tonight... and a few of them have grown weird because i waited too long to get them in the ground. They have like small 1-in leaves on the outside of the plant, but on the inside of the plant there is a tall "shoot" type of thing with (i think) seeds on it..... (maybe 6-in tall)...
Have they gone to seed already? Will they still produce?
Thanks for any input..
 

rancher hicks

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This is my first year growing spinach which is a cold weather vegetable. Mine have gone to seed but I cut them back before they set seed.
 

redhen

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Thanks for the help! I'll try to cut them back and see if they make it...
Worse comes to worse the critters will eat them...

Thanks again!
 

WoodlandWoman

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Spinach season is kind of short, since it doesn't like hot weather. Chard tastes similar and grows well in cool and warm weather. It's pretty and comes in a variety of colors, too. Maybe you could try some chard. I just harvest leaves from the outside and let the main part of the plant keep growing all year.
 

PotterWatch

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Yep, it's going to seed. The spinach I have grown got very bitter when it bolted so even cutting it back wouldn't make me harvest and eat spinach that has bolted. Maybe yours will be different, but I would just let it seed and save the seeds for next time.
 

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