Spinach Medley Seeds
VEGE-SPIN-3-1Regular price $2.20
Urban Bounty Spinach Medley seeds packets include approximately 105 seeds - enough for a good crop in an urban garden.
Spinach is an extremely nutritious leafy green - there was a reason that Popeye ate so much of it! Spinach is the ideal coastal garden leafy green but is also suited to a potted courtyard garden. It is such an easy care vegetable, that even beginner gardeners will be able to grow spinach without much fuss.
This seed mix includes four types of spinach - Winter Giant, Summer Green F1, Upright F1 & Santana. Each of these varieties is suitable for harvest when the leaves are young and tender. If left for longer, Spinach plants will grow to about 30 cm high and 20 cm wide.
Culinary Uses for Spinach
Pick the leaves as you need them and enjoy raw in salads, in quiches or steamed.
Growing Conditions - Spinach Medley
Spinach thrives in full-part sun and rich, well draining soil (it hates having 'wet feet'!). It prefers neutral - slightly alkaline soil. Spinach can handle a mild frost but needs regular water and protection from slugs and snails!
Spinach loves cooler weather and germinates best when the soil is between 12 and 22 degrees, so we recommend that you sow your seeds in either early spring, or early autumn - avoid sowing in the heat of summer. Sow about 50 seeds, 10 cm apart each week. You will be rewarded by a steady crop of spinach leaves throughout the growing season.
Strawberries, beans, peas and cauliflower make good companion plants for Spinach, but avoiding planting it near potatoes.
Growing Instructions - Spinach Medley Seeds
- Direct sow: Early spring or early autumn
- Spacing: 10 cm apart
- Sowing depth: 1.2 cm
- Keep soil consistently moist (but not soggy) while germinating
- Germination: 7 - 10 days
- Harvest: 45 days