Spinach – Perpetual

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Spinach – Perpetual
Beta vulgaris
Approx 100 seeds

An easy-going, strong and dependable friend who’s always there for you and really holds the garden together year-round with its good looks. A very popular green that produces masses of tasty leaf well into the second year. Super easy to grow and can handle getting a little hot or dry. If you’ve only got one vegetable in the garden, it better be your pal Perpetual spinach.

Not a true spinach, it is instead a beet. Good flavour, not bitter and lovely as a baby leaf. Pick outer leaves often. Like all spinaches, plant more than you think you can use as it wilts to little in the pan. For a continuous supply, make several sowings throughout the year. Looks good and produces well in a pot if you’re short on space. Loves a well-manured patch.

Sow period Anytime
Soil temp for germ. 15°C
Germ. time 10 days
Plant initially Direct sow or sow in flats for 3-4 weeks before planting out
Time till harvest: MicroMini 4 weeks Mighty 8 weeks
Height 50cm
Spacing: Conventional 25cm Biointensive 15cm Square ft 4
Position Full sun Watering Moderate (25-50mm per week)