Solve Common Spinach Problems
Here are 4 common problems that spinach plants may face, along with potential solutions:
🚫 Problem: Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects that can cluster on spinach leaves, causing distortion and yellowing.
✅ Solution: Spray affected plants with a strong stream of water to dislodge aphids. Introduce beneficial insects like ladybugs or lacewings. Use Insect Control every 7-10 days as a preventative measure.
🚫 Problem: Spinach plants can show signs of nutrient deficiency such as yellowing leaves or stunted growth.
✅ Solution: Amend the soil with compost, Soil Wizard, or Wiggle Wonder. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer like Nutrition. Booster and Enhancer will help your spinach properly and efficiently absorb the nutrients in the soil for better roots and larger yields!!
🚫 Problem: White rust is a fungal disease that appears as white or yellow spots on the upper surfaces of leaves and white pustules on the undersides.
✅ Solution: Choose resistant spinach varieties. Remove and destroy infected plants to prevent spread. Maintain proper spacing and avoid overhead watering.
🚫 Problem: Spinach is sensitive to frost, which can cause wilting and damage to the leaves.
✅ Solution: Plant spinach early in spring or in fall when frost risk is lower. Cover plants with frost cloth or other protective coverings during cold spells. Use De-Stressor to help your spinach resist any fluctuations in temperature throughout this fall!