Spinach 'Perpetual'

Spinach 'Perpetual' or Spinach Beet is a prolific green leaf veg, with a very similar taste and texture to spinach. This is one to sow in early autumn for picking right through the winter and into spring. More
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Spinach 'Perpetual' or Spinach Beet is a prolific green leaf veg, with a very similar taste and texture to spinach.

This is one to sow in early autumn for picking right through the winter and into spring.

Spinach 'Perpetual' is tasty, long-producing and very easy to grow, an exceptional, underrated and very worthwhile plant particularly for those with a tiny garden or those with no time. Just shove this in and it will produce spinach leaves for an entire year.

Genus Beta vulgaris subsp.cicla
Group/Species Heritage
Variety Perpetual
Type Short-lived Perennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Spinach Beet
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in). Eat thinnings in salads.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow early autumn for picking right through the winter and into the spring or sow March-April for harvesting from summer. 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 All year - 7-8 weeks from sowing. Pick the outer leaves, leaving the inner ones to mature.
Cooking Notes Enjoy raw or steamed. The stalks are edible and taste deliciously like asparagus.
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Spinach 'Perpetual' reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Monica

Good service not used tet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kelly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

Germinated well and has provided a good yield. Planted in a Veg Trug.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Charlotte

the seeds grew well and we had a good crop of spinach.

Fabulously easy to grow for beginners!

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Reviewed 3rd June 2018 by JANET WILSON

I found Sarah's website 3 years ago. It inspired me to have a go at growing some vegetables as the supermarket vegetables I was buying was expensive and the quality was a bit hit n' miss.

I started to grow this spinach because Sarah said it was the easiest veg to grow. I bought one large 60 litre canvas bag and some vegetable compost and crossed my fingers having shaken the packet of seeds onto the watered bag of compost. A fortnight later little seedlings appeared. I had a look a further 3 weeks later and couldn't believe how much they'd grown! I used scissors to snip off the largest outer leaves from each plant and then washed them in salted water and spun the water out in a salad spinner. I've made a cheese sauce and wilted the spinach into it and served it with shop-bought tortelloni. So quick and easy to make!