Spinach, “Oceanside” Seeds
‘Oceanside’ is the perfect spinach for tender baby greens. Enjoy deep green, flavorful, easy-to-clean leaves in just 25 days! Great for fresh salads, or added to stir-fries at the last minute. Spinach packs a punch when it comes to vitamins and minerals. Full-grown plants in 40 to 60 days. Plants are resistant to downy mildew.
This 2 gram packet contains ~115 seeds.
Days to Maturity: 25-60 days
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F; ideally 50°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks until 2 weeks before your average first fall frost date. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 85°F halt germination. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for cool-season harvests.
When to Start Inside: Grow indoors any time of year for baby greens, with indoor temperatures 60°–75°F.Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply. Indoor sowing is not recommended for outdoor growing; roots sensitive to transplanting disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 Days
Seed Depth: ½"
Seed Spacing: ¾"
Thinning: Not necessary
Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground; new leaves will be produced. When picking individual leaves, also removing the leaf stem at the same time is best; this reduces vulnerability to disease during die-back and conserves plant energy. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk (bolting). Just prior to bolting, leaves take on an "arrowhead" shape, adding small keel shapes to the base of the leaf.