Spinach produces best in well-fertilised soils, mulched at planting. You can apply compost manure followed by a top-dressing fertiliser like CAN at a rate of one spoonful per plant.
For optimum production, spinach requires regular water supply throughout the entire growing season as it is shallow-rooted. It is, therefore, advisable to irrigate during the dry season.
Hand weeding is recommended to prevent root injury. Diseases and pests can be controlled by application of the appropriate chemicals like fungicides and insecticides.
Fordhook Giant matures within 50-60 days after planting and harvesting can start from 35 to 100 days.