Spinach is a very tasty vegetable which can be used raw in salads, boiled or steamed. It is best eaten when picked young and as long as the leaves are picked regularly and young, they will remain tender and mild in flavour. When cooking spinach, the water left on the leaves after washing them is a sufficient amount for it to be cooked in. WHEN TO SOW May to August WHERE TO SOW Soak seeds for 12 hours before sowing. Early sowings can be made in trays of seed sowing compost under glass at a temperature of 15C . Cover seeds to own depth with sieved compost. Later sowings can be made direct into growing site 2cm (3/4in) deep. WHAT TO DO NEXT Glasshouse sowings can be pricked out into trays spaced 5cm (2in) apart and gradually hardened off before planting out at distance detailed below after all risk of frost has passed. Direct sowings should be gradually thinned to 30-45cm (12-18in) apart with 60cm (24in) between the rows. MATURITY July to October HANDY TIP The plants have a trailing habit, so pinch out the growing tip when 30-40cm (12-16") long to encourage side shoots. NUTRITIONAL VALUE A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein and dietary fibre. Shipping: Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances, orders are currently being shipped within 7 - 10 days. Royal Mail are working very hard to keep the postal service operating. Thank you so much for supporting my business and I really appreciate your patience. Keep well and safe all. Sparkles and the Turtle.
New Zealand Spinach (Pack of 50 seeds)