Snails and slugs can mow down your spinach

It’s National Spinach Month, and a good time to consider growing your own little crop of greens.  This easy to grow plant is generally seeded directly into the ground, and not transplanted. Check out this video on planting and harvesting spinach.  While the featured yard is in zone 5 versus our Marin zone 9, all the recommendations are good for growing here.

The main pests to be on the lookout for as your baby plants poke through the ground are snails and slugs, and possibly birds, especially crows.  To protect plants from birds, drape bird netting over the plants or suspend it from a framework built around the plants or protect seedlings with fabric row covers. 

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