Spinach Seeds is an established favourite, it grows slowly, is high yielding and slow to bolt and is therefore very suitable for summer cultivation. It produces quality, dark green leaves, throughout the season. Sow directly outdoors from March to September, it can also be overwintered with later sowings under glass.
Spinach has similar growing conditions and requirements as lettuce, but it is more versatile in both its nutrition and its ability to be eaten raw or cooked.
|COMMON NAME||FLOWER COLOURS||BLOOM TIME||HEIGHT||DIFFICULTY|
|Spinacia oleracea||green||spring as well as fall and winter season||20cm (8″)||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The best growing technique for spring and summer crops is to sow direct into prepared seed beds in the kitchen garden or greenhouse border. Grow at closer density for baby leaf. Tip a small amount of seed into your hand, take a pinch and spread thinly along the trench. Cover with soil, label and water.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil Or Loamy Soil||Water Regularly.||70Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Spinach
- Keep well watered to avoid bolting (running to seed).
Spring sowings should be ready to be picked in 40 to 50 days. Harvest in the morning. Take what you need by cutting leaves from the outside of the plant, taking care to avoid damage to the roots.