Needs to be planted in full sun
It will take 12 days to germinate
It will take the spinach 60 – 80 days to harvest
Is hardy – can withstand some water storage
|Basic Care||Spinach seed is actually a cluster of seeds, so more than one plant will grow from each site. Transplant out the additional seedlings once four or more true leaves have formed.
Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and keep the plant warm in cooler months.
|Companion Planting||Plant it with Beans - they will give the nitrogen the spinach needs. You can also plant it with broccoli, beetroot, onions, cabbage and beans.|
|Common Spinach Pests||Leaf eating bugs, snails & slugs.|
|Nutritional Value||High in Vitamin A & C, high in Iron.
Contains Potassium which is good for strong bones.
Cooking with Parsley helps the body to absorb the iron in spinach.
|How to harvest||Cut off the 3 biggest outer leaves with a knife/scissors.
Leave the rest of the plant to grow.
This method stops the plant from going to seed.
If harvested like explained before this spinach will grow for up to 18 months.
Leave to bolt when you want it to seed.
|Saving Seed||Leave 1 or 2 plants to grow tall and to flower.
Harvest the seed when the flowers on the plants begin to dry out.
Once the plant has dried out the clusters of seed will fall out of the place where the flowers once were.
Store the seeds in a cool dry place. If you do so, the seeds will last for up to 4 years.
|Reel Gardening Packs That Contain Spinach||Kids Veggie Pack | Salad Garden | Vegetable Garden | Spinach Single Pack | Mixed Salad Garden | Soup Garden | Winter Vegetable Garden | Salad Windowsill Garden | Kids Veggie Starter|