Dealing With Bolting Spinach
One of the plants I have been trying to grow successfully is Spinach. I'm not having alot of luck with it because it keeps wanting to "bolt" early. This year we didn't have much heat either, yet this week most of my crop has begun to grow flowers.
I wonder if its not so much heat and sunlight that sends these to flowering, but if a very nutrious growing place will do it too? The planters were heavily composted.
Since I consider green vegetables like spinach and lettuce vital to good nutrition as well I just like eating it, I have been doing some reading on bolt resistant varieties as well as some subsitutes that don't bolt.
Here are some plants I'm looking at:
"Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach": Seems to do well with the Summer heat.
"New Zealand Spinach"
"Dwarf Siberian Kale"
Some others to look at:
"Strawberry Spinach": Berries too!
"Orach": colorful broadleaf plant.
"Black Mustard Greens"
"Green Calaloo Amaranth: Leafy green leaves like spinach but also a nutritious grain too.
"Red Malabar Spinach": Actually a basella
Has anyone had any experience with these?