Perpetual Spinach Seeds 'ERBETTE' ORGANIC
Seeds per pack;
economy approx. 100
regular approx. 200
large, approx. 400
Sow; March - Aug/early Sept
Harvest; all year round
Height; 30cm (12in)
Perpetual Spinach is a type of leaf beet/chard that is grown as a spinach substitute. It is hardier, less likely to bolt and has a much longer growing season.
It is a very easy and productive vegetable, great for growing in small plots.
Erbette is a traditional Italian variety with narrower leaves and Midribs, it’s extremely resistant to bolting and is sweeter and more tender than other chards.
A spring sowing can provide you with spinach like leaves from summer, right into winter.
Or an early autumn sowing will keep you going into spring.
Sow seeds 1-2cm (½-¾ in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Thin to 20cm apart or plant 2 or 3 seeds every 20 cm and thin to the strongest.
Keep well watered as plants can bolt in dry conditions.
Harvest outer leaves by cutting close to the base. Leaves about 8cm tall are good for salads.
Harvest mature leaves from about 20cm long. Even if you can’t eat all the leaves, keep cutting them so the plants will keep producing more.
OUR SEEDS ARE SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR UK CONDITIONS AND SOURCED FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, SOIL ASSOCIATED ORGANIC GROWERS.
ALL OUR PACKAGING IS RECYCLABLE, BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE.