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Spinach

£2.50

Darker the greens, the richer they are in nutrients, right? These deep leaves will keep giving through the season for a fresh supply of greens.

BOTANICAL NAME
Spinacia oleracea

NICKNAME
Perpetual Spinach

QUANTITY
225 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 30cm
Width: 30cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Width: 30 cm

SOWING
Indoor: Feb-May
Outdoor: Mar-May + Aug-Sep

GROW TIME
Germination: 5 days
Matures: 45 days

SPACING
Sow: 5cm apart
Plant: 30cm apart

WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Water: 3-4 light soakings per week
Food: Every month during growing months

COMPANION PLANTS
Eggplants, leeks, lettuce, peas, radish, and strawberries

OUR TIPS
Overcrowding stunts growth and encourages plants to go to seed. To avoid crowding, thin seedlings to 10-15cm apart once they have at least two true leaves. Fertilize with compost tea or fish emulsion when the plants have four true leaves.

BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
All year round greens
Grows well in containers
Great sized crop for a small space

HARVESTING

Ensure a continuous supply of green goodness, sowing every 3 weeks. Cut the young leaves to stimulate more leaves to grow. Cover with cloche to carry on growing over winter months.

MAKES FOR GREAT..
Bags of ideas for cooking, what pasta dish couldn't be improved with spinach. Add to your morning green smoothy for a goodness boost or a warming veggie curry.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Vitamins A, C and K, magnesium and iron.
Eating this leafy green veggie may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure levels among other health functions.

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