Growing Strawberry Spinach: What Is Strawberry Spinach
By Liz Baessler
Strawberry spinach is a bit of a misnomer. It is related to spinach, but its berries share little with strawberries. Their bright red color and accompanying leaves make for an excellent accent in salads. Learn more about growing strawberry spinach here.
Don't Plant Too EarlyThe Spruce / K. Dave
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Zucchini does not tolerate frost or cold temperatures. So you won't gain anything from planting too early. Even if fruits form during cold weather, they will have pitted skin from chilling injuries. Thus, you should wait until at least mid-spring to plant when the soil warms, depending on your climate. The danger of frost should be completely gone, and the temperature should be reliably above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you do plant a little too early, use row covers to protect your plants at night if the temperature dips below 60 degrees. Plus, keep these row covers handy in the fall to extend your harvest.
- Disease-resistant varieties include 'Melody,' 'Nordic IV,' 'Olympia,' 'Tyee,' and 'Wolter'.
- Good varieties for fall planting include 'Avon,' 'Indian Summer,' 'Melody,' 'Razzle Dazzle,' and 'Tyee'.
- Plants that overwinter well include 'Bloomsdale Long Standing,' 'Cold Resistant Savoy,' and 'Tyee'.
- Recommended types for containers include 'Baby's Leaf Hybrid' and 'Melody'.