Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Spinach is a cool weather crop, so sow spinach seed in late winter or very early spring for a spring crop, or early fall for a fall to winter crop. Growing spinach needs rich soil, enriched with compost.
Productive variety sporting very large, glossy, dark green leaves with rich flavor. Butterflay stole the show among the hybrid and OP spinach varieties in High Mowing Organic Seeds trials, exhibiting better vigor and emergence than its neighbors, as well as unmatched intense green color. Spring/fall/winter crop • Slow to bolt. (Spinacia oleracea). Maturity 45 days.
Dark green, glossy leaves are savoyed and selected for cold hardiness. High yielding variety recommended for fall crops, winter greenhouse production or overwintering outdoors under mulch. Specifically developed for overwintering for a spring crop. Fall/winter crop • Baby or full size leaves. (Spinacia oleracea). Maturity 50 days.
A gorgeous combination of dark green leaves and burgundy vines and buds sets this wonderful variety apart from the crowd. An attaractive alternative for traditional spinach in your summer garden.
Malabar spinach (Basella ruba) is actually not spinach at all. It's not even related! Well, OK, it's distantly related, but it doesn't taste much like spinach at all. When it's raw Malabar spinach has very fleshy, thick leaves that are juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper...
Perpetual Spinach is not spinach, nor is it perpetual, but it does grow reliably for quite a long time in the garden!
This old heirloom (1790) is, in fact a relative of chard. You rarely see it in the shops because it ideally needs to be picked soon before eating. The leaves are shiny green with white midribs. The steamed stalks taste something like mild asparagus.
'Perpetual Spinach Leaf Beet' also known as 'Spinach Beet' Chard, responds particularly well to repeat cut..