The Best Methods For Growing Spinach Indoors

The good news is that growing spinach indoors isn’t rocket science! 

Choose The Best Spinach Varieties

Opt for varieties that can grow indoors, such as Apollo, Bloomsdale, and Malabar! 

Find The Ideal Location

This is a sun-loving leafy green, so if you decide to cultivate it in your indoor garden, you’ll need to find a spot where your spinach can get a lot of direct sunlight.

Use The Right Soil

The growing medium for indoor spinach should be loose and nutrient-rich.  It also needs to be well-draining to prevent water accumulation.

Seed Germination

Test different cultivars. Soak seeds 24 hours before planting, dry them, and store in an airtight container. Moisture aids germination. 


Maintain moist soil at 65-70°F. Transfer to pots when true leaves appear. Ensure proper spacing - 3 inches for young leaves, 5-6 inches for mature crops.

Water Accordingly

The soil needs to be moist, but never leave excess water around spinach roots as they could quickly rot.

Pay Attention To The Temperature

Ideal temperatures for this plant species range from 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed Your Spinach

Use fish emulsion for the brave, compost, or well-rotted manure for a less pungent choice. Liquid or chemical fertilizers can also provide essential nutrients

Add Mulch

While some indoor growers skip mulching for spinach, it can be beneficial if used moderately. Mulch aids moisture retention, crucial for spinach, and enhances nutrient availability.