How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Watering spinach

Spinach has a fairly shallow root system and does best with frequent and shallow irrigation. Ideally, it is best to irrigate with sprinklers to get the crop up from seed, but then switch to flood or drip irrigation to avoid too much moisture on the leaves. Avoid saturated soil conditions, which favor the development of crown and lower leaf rot.

Row
Place a hose or drip tape between rows of plants

Furrow
Furrow irrigation


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