Spinach – Bloomsdale

Spinach – Bloomsdale
Spinacia oleracea
Approx 250 seeds

Bloomsdale is a blimmin beauty of a spinach for autumn planting: Large, thick, crinkly, gorgeous dark green leaves; A beautiful, slightly sweet taste; Produces a great yield (about 350g a plant) and holds up well in those chilly months. Add in all those spinachy nutritional benefits ie good source of protein, iron, fibre, vitamins A & C. Whichever way you look at it, this is a sensational winter green. Old, heirloom variety pre-1900s.

Spinach needs rich well-drained soil, becoming diseased if it becomes waterlogged. Easy to grow and takes only 50 days to reach maturity. Remember to plant a little often for continuous supply. If you get carried away though, Bloomsdale freezes well.

Sow period Feb-May, Aug-Oct
Soil temp for germ. Above 10°C
Germ. time 7 days
Plant initially in Trays
Time till harvest: Micro — Mini 3 weeks Mighty 6 weeks
Height 25cm
Spacing: Conventional 25cm Biointensive 10cm Square ft 4
Position Full sun