It looks like one of my spinach plants has "bolted". I don't know...

Asked June 10, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

It looks like one of my spinach plants has "bolted". I don't know much about this, so I'm interested in learning what I can do to prevent this from happening with my other plants. Should I have harvested the greens sooner?

Prince George's County Maryland vegetables spinach bolted

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Spinach is a coll-season annual plant that will bolt- flower and go to seed- with longer and warmer days. Smooth seed cultivars are supposed to tolerate warm weather better than spiny seed cultivars. Be sure to plant spinach in September through early October. If protected it will overwinter and come back strong in spring. JT