Description For Spinach Seeds (Palak)
How to grow Spinach(Palak) from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Spinach (Popeye’s favorite), is a superfood loaded with an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Its low calorie content makes it all the more unique. Consuming Spinach is considered beneficial for skin, hair and bones. Apart from this, its possible health benefits include improving blood glucose levels, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering high blood pressure, and minimizing the risk of asthma and much more.
Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea
Sowing Season: Throughout the year. Best grown in winter.
Sowing method: Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or containers.
Sowing container: Use a shallow container with a minimum depth of 5 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & requirement) like trays or crates.
Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Spinach(Palak) Plant:Germination: Seeds will germinate within first six days or even much earlier & tiny seedlings will be visible with first leaves.
How to take care for Spinach(Palak) Plant:Sunlight: Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters. So place your containers accordingly.
Watering: Water your spinach container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreens spinach. Grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting baby plants.
Harvesting: About 30 days after sowing, Spinach can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the tender growing base of the plant for the next harvest. This way you can collect for 4-5 times at intervals of 25-30 days.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 1540 to 1712 Seeds in 16 gm, 9630 to 10700 Seeds in 100 gm, 24075 to 26750 Seeds in 250 gm.|
|Net Weight||16 gm to 250 gm|
|Seed Rate||25 to 30 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||25 cm x 30 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||"Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g per plant. Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g per plant."|
|Season of Sowing||All year Round|
|Yield||100 to 200 Qtl/Ha|
|Product Weight||23 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|