If you grew up thinking that spinach only came in a can, you’re in good company. Pop-eye taught us to gulp it down, no matter how it tastes, because spinach is good for us, right? But, if you’ve ever had spinach out of a can, then you know why they needed a cartoon to help convince us to eat it!
It wasn’t until I was much older that I learned spinach can be eaten fresh, straight from the garden or lightly steamed or sauteed. Once I gave it a try, I was pleasantly surprised that it’s actually delicious! (No bland canned spinach for me, thank you.)
If you want to make homegrown spinach a part of your garden, it’s definitely one to put on your growing list.
However, like most things grown in the garden, it’s not without a few troublesome irks that hopefully, we can help you overcome. Listen to us talk about common problems growing spinach (and how to avoid them) on our latest podcast episode here, or continue reading.