Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

WIN­TER spinach:

If you want some leaves later on, sow a va­ri­ety of win­ter­hardy true spinach in Au­gust and again in Septem­ber for pick­ing be­tween Oc­to­ber and April.

Sow di­rectly into a well-pre­pared seedbed, rak­ing in bal­anced fer­tiliser and wa­ter if the soil is dry. Sow thinly into seed drills 1cm deep and 30cm apart, in a sunny or lightly shaded spot.

Thin seedlings to 8cm apart as soon as they are large enough to han­dle and re­move al­ter­nate plants a few weeks later for kitchen use.

Win­ter va­ri­eties will need some sort of pro­tec­tion from Oc­to­ber on­wards such as cloches or straw. Good win­ter types in­clude ‘Gi­ant Win­ter’ and ‘At­lanta’.

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