Spinach is an annual plant whose leaves are used in late fall, early winter, and spring for greens. There are two principal classes of this vegetable, one with round seeds, the other with prickly. The latter are considered the hardier, though the former are esteemed more highly for table use.
Frequently this crop is sown between early spring crops such as peas and cabbage, and is removed before these plants require all the ground. The plants are cut at the surface of the ground when needed for use. A push hoe is a convenient tool for cutting.