Help With Spinach Plant..Please

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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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..
     
  2. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed it to your rabbit?
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it's gone to seed, sometimes if you clip that off they'll keep growing.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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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... [​IMG]
    Thanks again!
     
  6. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] your welcome
     
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  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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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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