Harvesting Organic Spinach

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It's important to pick healthy sized portions of organic spinach in order to maximize it's nutritional value. Learn some tips for harvesting spinach from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Right now we're going to, we've planted the seed, we've taken good care of it and now we're going to do some harvesting. While I'm harvesting here, I like to get rid of the leaves that the bugs have been chewing in. They look like they've been busy out here. A lot of chewing on the leaves from early spring bugs eating the spinach. What we want to do is, we want to pick the, for the table, we want to pick these nice perfect leaves. Ones that are nice and healthy and green. And we're not looking for the hugest leaves; we're looking for nice small leaves, medium sized ones that have the young DNA in it so that when we eat them, it makes young cells in us. Spinach is very good. It's, per pound, there's as much protein in spinach as there is in meat; so for every pound of spinach, it's equal to a pound of meat, as far as protein. And this protein here, your body knows what to do with.