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Organic Perpetual Spinach Seeds

VEGE-SPIN-4-1

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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!

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.