spinach and arugla

Asked June 17, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT

First time growing leafy vegetables. I notice they are starting to bud/flower. Do you cut them off or let them grow. My limited knowledge tells me they are going to seed, so they should be cut off. Please advise.

Scott County Minnesota

1 Response

Pinch off the flower stalks as soon as you see them. As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, these crops like to bolt, or flower. Unfortunately, once they do so the leaves taste bitter. Try to put off flowering as much as possible, but eventually they will bolt. They are cool season crops and don't do well during summer.