Should I soak spinach seeds before planting?
Plant spinach seed more thickly in the summer heat and be sure to keep the soil MOIST but not soggy, so you may have to water twice a day to keep the soil cooler for germination. In the summer season the spinach may cause bolting because of the heat. This is a cool weather plant so they do best in the yearly spring and in fall. You could grow New Zealand Spinach which in reality is not a spinach but extremely close to it and pick the leaves before it bolts. These seeds do need to be soaked overnight before planting.