spinach 'Reddy' F1
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile and moisture retentive
Perfect for baby leaf salads, the dark green leaves, which are held on bright red stalks, have a deliciously sweet flavour. A very fast grower, the leaves can be ready to harvest approximately one month after sowing the seeds. It can be sown over a long period to ensure a continuous supply and is an easy to manage crop for a novice gardener. Harvesting the leaves regularly will prevent it bolting - particularly in warm weather.
- Growing Instructions: Sow thinly outside in spring into a well-prepared bed that has 1cm deep drills spaced at 30cm intervals. Keep the crop well watered (but not waterlogged) and thin to 7.5cm intervals for baby leaf or 15cm for larger plants. Later sowings can be done in autumn, provided the plants are kept protected by a cloche in colder weather. Alternatively grow in pots, which can be kept under glass in winter.
- Sow: April-May or Aug-Sept
- Harvest: June-August
- Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.
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