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Spinach, Baby's Leaf Hybrid

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The flat green leaves are sweet tender and very easy to clean.

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This Burpee exclusive ripens extra-early for salads (30 days) and has lots of leaf but little stem and matures quickly (40 days). For first crop, sow in spring. Plant again in late summer. In mild winter areas, fall plantings yield in early spring. One packet contains 300 seeds and will sow a 30' row.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

30-40 days

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

4 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10-12 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Planting Time The recommended time of the year in which this product should be planted.

Fall, Spring

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  • Spinach

    Spinach
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-30
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How to Sow

  • Sow in early spring for the first crop, again in late summer for a fall crop.
  • Sow in average, well-worked soil in a sunny location.
  • In rows 1 ½-2 feet apart, sow seeds evenly and cover with ½ inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Thin gradually to stand 6 inches apart starting when seedlings are about 1-2 inches high. Do not thin baby leaf spinach.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding as spinach is shallow rooted.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1-1 ½ inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Harvest the outer leaves when 3 inches long.
  • Snip baby leaf as needed when the leaves reach about 2 inches.
  • When the warm weather arrives and seed stalks start to develop, harvest the entire plant immediately.
  • Leaves can be sautéed or steamed as well as eaten raw.
  • Wash, dry and store in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Days To Maturity
30-40 days
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Spread
4 inches
Height
10-12 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
4 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Spinach, Baby's Leaf Hybrid is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet, tender, and hardy This is an impressively hardy variety. It's now November and we've had multiple frosts and they're still going strong! LOVE the taste, very smooth and almost sweet with little to none of the bitter taste raw spinach is generally known for. None of it has made it to the dinner table yet because I sit out in the garden and snack on it while I work.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only ONE seed produced tiny sprout I planted indoors beginning of October for late fall/winter crop in Deep South because we were still having 90 degree days. Only one solitary seed sprouted indoors in 70 degree constant temp. Won't be trying baby spinach again.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No seeds germinated I planted half the seeds and none germinated. I planted the other half 2 weeks later and none germinated. What a waste of time!
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite spinach Baby's Leaf Hybrid is the best spinach I've ever grown. This is the third year that I've grown it, and it's sweet and tender even after it starts to bolt. It's also very slow to bolt even in hot weather.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Variety... If seeds would grow Tasted Incredible and has an extremely sweet flavor as a young plant. Germination rate was poor and I feel that I did not get what I paid for.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good result Unfortunately, not a single seed germinated, though conditions were good.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love this Spona h This is the second year I planted this baby spinach. Tender and flavorful, I carried it through from fall to spring last growing season and hope to do the same this year. It's great in salads, cooked, and in smoothies. My dogs even love their spinach treats!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not moms favorite I bought the seeds for my mom in MN and she planted it. She said she didn't care for the texture and didn't grow very well.
Date published: 2016-09-20
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