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 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow early autumn for picking right through the winter and into the spring or sow March-April for harvesting from summer.
Care Tips Extremely resistant to bolting. Keep well weeded. Will grow well in containers.
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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Spinach 'Perpetual' reviews

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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!