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Johnplotman's Journal

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Young Spinach 2011.[Tetragonia]

28 February 2011 20:36:21
Spinach [Tetragonia]

Spinach [Tetragonia]

Some people like this vegetable and some do not.The seeds will keep quite well and with a little luck,they should last up on 3 to 4 years.They germinate in app 12-14 days.Seeds will be started in module trays.Can be chanced and moved on[pricked out],but they prefer to be in a single section each.Not to fussy about having to get the roots disturbed.They will go down through successional sowing,every 3-4 weeks.


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Clara Clara 28 February 2011 20:39:49

Love Spinach I am going to try some,  great info before I start thanks.


aob9 aob9 28 February 2011 20:55:28

I like young spinach as a salad vegetable. Do you have any experience of Spinach in a polytunnel? 


Drumanagh Drumanagh 28 February 2011 21:01:31

I reckon it would more likely to bolt in a pollytunnel. Have to sow some now for the allotment John.


aob9 aob9 28 February 2011 21:07:35

I thought as much, Drumnagh. Spinach is one of those crops that never works for me. It either gets riddled with slugs or it bolts. 


Lìga Lìga 28 February 2011 22:59:37

I think spinch can be sowed now in beds,polytunels,they not afraid of colds,so do not have to be problems.


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