Spinach 'Medania'

Spinach 'Medania' is a good, healthy variety with dark green leaves that have a wonderful soft texture as well as excellent flavour. More
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Spinach 'Medania' is a good, healthy variety with dark green leaves that have a wonderful soft texture as well as excellent flavour.

Grow it as a cut-and-come again salad leaf, picked at the baby leaf stage, or space it more widely and harvest leaves fully grown. I find spinach does best in dappled shade.

Genus Spinacia oleracea
Variety Medania
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Spinach
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 20-30cm (8-12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in). Eat thinnings in salads.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting ‘Medania’ can be sown in autumn for harvesting the following spring but its resistance to bolting means it can also be sown in spring and summer and picked when leaves are young. Prior to sowing, prepare the area by digging in up to two bucketfuls per square metre of well-rotted organic matter such as garden compost, and raking in a general fertiliser such as Organic GroChar Fertiliser. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart, or in a large container. You can also try sowing into lengths of guttering, filled with a non-peat-based potting compost. Sow two seeds to each planting station and put the lengths somewhere protected; if both seeds germinate, thin to one. When planting from the gutter, make a trench the same depth and length as the pipe, scooping out the soil with a trowel or draw hoe. Water the pipe well to bind the compost, then slide the seedlings from the guttering into the U-shaped trench, pushing lengths about 45cm (18in) long at a time. Slide one section in, then push the next forward to the mouth of the pipe, and so on.
Care Tips Keep plants well-watered during hot, dry weather. Late sowings will need protection from October onwards - unless you live in a mild area. Cover with cloches or protect the crown with straw or similar material and cover with fleece. Pick carefully so you don't damage the roots.
Harvesting March-May and September-November. 6-8 weeks from sowing.
Cooking Notes Enjoy baby leaves raw in salads, steam or stir-fry larger leaves.
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Spinach 'Medania' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Margaret

i had very little success with these seeds

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Patricia

Enjoyed this product. Although growing in 1 pot is not enough.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Julie

Did not grow, very disappointing

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sally-Ann

Lovely variety which I had not grown before.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

Spinach bolted almost immediately

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Loughlin

The best spinach I have ever grown

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Reviewed 19th June 2015 by Mary Bevan

I am currently harvesting masses of this lovely spinach. It has a wonderful flavour, lighter than most other spinaches, and even the larger leaves remain tender and full of flavour. I have never before managed to grow spinach that I actually liked, but I am about to order another packet of seeds of this one. My friends to whom I have given some of the leaves all agree that this is an excellent spinach.