Q. We have been trying to grow spinach in our vegetable garden for several years without any luck. What is the recommended seed to use?

A. For more success, use spinach transplants and plant them in November. Spinach, especially the seed, does not respond well to our hot weather and especially hot soil, so wait until the temperatures fall at night. 

Calvin Finch is a retired horticulture agent in Bexar County. He writes for and works with a number of area media outlets.

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