Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● 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.

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