Katie - I found an article on the web about growing spinach in containers.
Here you go. Good luck! I can't wait to hear how your spinach does.
RAISING SPINACH IN CONTAINERS
The number one reason for growing spinach in containers is so you actually get the harvest. Rabbits and other four-footed creatures like spinach but they cannot reach it if you grow it in pots up on a deck or steps. The second reason is space; if you live in a townhouse or apartment, in suburb or city, a balcony or rooftop may be your only access to a garden.
Grow spinach in 6-inch to 12-inch diameter containers, in windowboxes or rectangular planters. Because the soil in small pots dries faster, select larger containers to cut down on how frequently you need to water.
To plant spinach with decorative, flowering plants, combine it with annuals or herbs that prefer or can survive in fairly moist soil. Plant it with summer-blooming annuals, such as petunias or marigolds, which keep the container attractive through midsummer after you have harvested the spinach. To do that successfully, space the spinach plants far enough apart that you can tuck in young, small transplants of the summer-bloomers as the weather warms up. The transplants take over as your spinach harvest comes to an end. Contrast the large, somewhat coarse leaves of savoyed spinach with more delicate-looking curly-leaf parsley, which grows well in cool weather. Set up a tepee for pole beans in a large container and plant spinach around it; by the time the weather is warm enough to sow the beans, the spinach season will be waning.
Some of the smaller spinach varieties, such as 'Baby's Leaf Hybrid' and 'Melody,' are particularly good in containers.
Central Time Zone
GO IVORY FALCONS!
| March Minutes: 0