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Spinach 'Giant Winter'

The hardiest of spinach varieties in our trials, particularly suited to successional sowing from August to October and February to April for spinach in the coldest six months of the year.
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250 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Common name
Spinach
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow direct 1.5cm deep in spring or late summer in rows 30cm apart. You can start earlier in gutters under cover from February. Alternatively, sow indoors in autumn for picking through winter. Thin to 30cm for mature plants or 15cm for baby leaves.

Description

The hardiest of spinach varieties in our trials, particularly suited to successional sowing from August to October and February to April for spinach in the coldest six months of the year. Tender, tasty, large green leaves — this is one of our winter must-haves.

Care Tips

Spinach is best grown in a fertile, moisture-retentive soil improved with well-rotted organic matter such as garden compost. Leaves can develop a bitter taste if grown in soil that lacks nutrients. Keep plants well-watered during hot, dry weather.