SPINACH Olympia Hybrid
(Smooth Leaf Long Standing)
Top-notch smooth leaf hybrid spinach. Leaves are thick and dark green and growth is rather upright. Highly recommended for spring, summer, fall and over wintering crops. Resists bolting under high temperatures and long day conditions. Approx. 48 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow as soon as soil can be worked in spring. 40 degrees is ideal. Cover with 1/4 inch fine soil. Leave 12 to 18 inches between rows.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are 2 to 4 inches high, thin to 12 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks or more, depending upon weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
For first crop seed in earliest spring. Sow through early September for continuous harvest. Rich in vitamins. Spinach is ideal for salads, cooked greens and soufflés. Easy variety to grow Spinach grows best during the cooler parts of the growing season. They also prefer a somewhat rich soil and to be kept fairly moist.