Spinach seeds germinate at temperatures of 3-4 degrees, young plants can tolerate frost normally up to - 8 gr.
Spinach, unfortunately, is an uncommon plant among gardeners, it does not enjoy particular popularity. Meanwhile, fresh green spinach is a real storehouse of vitamins, minerals and protein compounds. He is unpretentious, cold-resistant and high-yielding. Usually, for growing spinach do not allot free space. Sow it, as a rule, as a compactor or previous culture. It is good to grow spinach in greenhouses and greenhouses.
When pure sowing, spinach is sown with row-spacings up to 20 cm, sowing depth - 1.5 - 2 cm. This is done in early spring. And to get spinach in the fall - in the second half of summer. Having planted the seeds in September - October, you can get the finished product at the beginning of spring, but during the winter, the crops need to be covered with humus or tops.
Spinach is valued for its nutritional and therapeutic properties, it contains an incredibly large amount of nitrogenous compounds. Most of them are proteins that are easily absorbed by the body.
Leaves are eaten, they are made from: sauces, mashed potatoes, side dishes, eat greens, both fresh and canned. By the way, when drying and canning, spinach practically does not lose its nutritional value. It is rich in vitamins and carotene. In this regard, at least one vegetable is unlikely to be compared with it. Iron salts, protein, phosphorus, calcium, potassium - all this makes spinach not just greens, but also has a positive effect on the circulatory and nervous systems. For comparison, there are more vitamins A and C in its leaves than in oranges, lemons, sorrel, lettuce and green onions.