Good enough to eat
●● PERPETUAL SPINACH THIS healthy green leaf can give you spinach all year round, although it tastes slightly different to ‘real’ spinach – a bit like Swiss chard – and the leaves are shinier and a bit tougher.
It can be sown from April to July thinly in rows where you want the plant to crop. Space seedlings by thinning to 15cm (6in) apart with 30cm between rows.
Keep plants well watered and weed regularly. Use them as soon as leaves are large enough to pick.
Sow a row or two mid-summer under cover and the plants should stay in good condition through the winter and start growing again in spring.