Growing spinach from seed is an excellent way to extend your harvest, as some varieties can be harvested for 12 months of the year, when other greens may be in short supply. Not only will you get the added benefit of harvesting fresh flavoursome spinach from your doorstep but you'll save a small fortune on supermarket pricing. Spinach is surprisingly versatile and can be used in a whole host of both hot and cold dishes. Read more
How to grow Spinach
Spinach grows best in well drained soil that's been enriched with well-rotted garden compost or manure (such as Orgro). For best results before sowing, rake in a handful of general purpose fertiliser per square metre.
Sow seeds thinly at a depth of approx. 2.5cm (1in) in rows that are 30cm (12in) apart. We recommended that you sow little and often to ensure a regular supply of this tasty cut and come again crop. If space is limited spinach is an excellent choice for growing in containers and pots on the patio.
Keep well-watered, especially in dry periods and harvest leaves when they are at desired size. For successful cut and come again crops, harvest leaves individually starting with the older, outer leaves first. This will allow the younger inner leaves to continue growing for further harvests. Show less
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