Fruit & veg
Fruit & veg
Hi, I have 3 pots with spinach leaves. They are starting to look unhealthy. A lot of the leaves are turning yellow, see through and withered. I removed as many ill looking leaves as I could yesterday. Any ideas what is wrong with them?
war garden 572
edited September 2022
looks like the weather is to hot for spinach.
spinach like like cooler weather.
They look overcrowded in there.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
I set spinach end of March to beginning of May and then early September to the and end of October anything outside these dates to me is a no go. It either gets caught with frost or dies off because of the heat. I usually set at the allotment but I have tried it in the greenhouse at home in trays outside of these perimeter dates but with very limited success.
I find growing swiss chard is a better bet, I usually grow the bright lights and I have always had good results if you keep cutting it it keeps growing, also I have grown spinach beet at this time of year which I find its less likely to bolt like the summer ones.