Spinach

Spinacia oleracea


Rich in iron and minerals this cut and come again annual has many well known culinary uses. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
Size:

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£2.90
Stock:
In stock (18 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Come and cut again
  • Nutrient rich
  • Easy to grow
  • Good in mixed leaf containers

Rich in vitamin A and C and folate, plus vitamins E. K, magnesium and antioxidants, the vitamin folic acid was first purified from spinach.

Plant care

  • Height: 10-30cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: May - August

An easy little cut and come leaf to grow; spinach is easily grown in containers or the ground. In containers make sure it is well fed, well drained and watered regularly. It is better grown in light shade, especially as the weather warms up - being an annual it will want to flower as the daylight hours get longer near the end of May and this will happen more quickly in full sun. Once flowering it will not produce any more leaves but will self-seed if left. It is a much better plant to grow early in the year and again in autumn, outside of the hottest months.

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