Pack Qty 1/2 tsp. approx. 130 Seeds.
Green leaf with a red vein a salad leaf that can be grown all the year round; outside in the spring, summer and autumn and then under protection in the winter. Ideal for use as a baby leaf.
Spinach will grow almost anywhere, even in partial shade in summer. It needs a fertile soil which has been enriched with compost or manure or a nitrogenous fertiliser.
Sow 2cm (¾”) deep.
Thin to 7-15cm (3-6″) apart.
Rows 30cm (12″) apart.
Sowing instructions – Babyleaf production
Sow thinly into containers of damp multipurpose or seed compost and lightly cover seeds with sieved compost. Keep the compost damp but not wet. Seedlings will appear within 3-10 days. Keep weed free and well-watered when established. In cooler weather water less frequently. Harvest the baby leaves when large enough to cut. Use scissors to snip off a few from each plant at 2.5cm (1in) from the base. Avoid damaging the central growing point of the plant and allow the remaining leaves to grow on. Feed with a general purpose feed after cutting to support new leaf growth.