Organic Perpetual Spinach Seeds
VEGE-SPIN-4-1Regular price $3.95
Perpetual Spinach is one of our favourite autumn/winter leafy greens. It is such an easy vegetable to grow from seed, and you can harvest the leaves as you need them. There'll be no need to buy a large, plastic-wrapped bag of Spinach from the shops, when half the amount would suffice!
Our organic Perpetual Spinach Seed packets contain approximately 50 seeds - plenty for a small garden.
What is Perpetual Spinach (Perpetual Beet)?
Perpetual Spinach is a leafy green that is related to Silverbeet, rather than Spinach. It is the ideal coastal garden leafy green but is also suited to a potted courtyard garden.
Culinary Uses for Perpetual Spinach (Perpetual Beet)
Perpetual Spinach has a delicious fresh flavour when the leaves are cut young. It tastes similar to real Spinach, but milder.
This easy-care vegetable is extremely versatile in the kitchen. The leaves can be picked as required, and enjoyed raw in salads, in quiches or steamed. Perfect for novice gardeners and keen cooks!
To harvest this 'cut and come again' vegetable, cut individual leaves off and leave the plant in the ground. Harvesting encourages further growth it will last all year.
Growing Conditions for Perpetual Spinach (Perpetual Beet)
Perpetual spinach loves full sun but it isn't too fussy. It also grows well in part shade and can handle a little wind, a mild frost or a small dry spell (although lack of water can affect the harvest quality).
This seedling is best in a free draining sandy loam but doesn't like acidic soil. Allow 30 cm for the seedling to spread out, and 50 cm to grow up. Strawberries, Beans, Peas and Cauliflower make good companion plants.
Growing Instructions - Perpetual Spinach Seeds
- Direct sow: Early spring - late summer
- Spacing: Rows 50 - 60 cm apart, plant space 15 cm
- Avoid sowing too thickly - each 'seed' will produce a clump of leaves
- Keep weed free in early stages of growth
- Sowing depth: 15 mm
- Keep soil moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
- Germination: 10 - 15 days
- Harvest: 55 days (pick leaves as needed)
- Watch out for slugs and snails!