Spinach

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[Spinacia oleracea]

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History

 hardy garden plant

likes a light soil with good drainage neutral pH

Likes full sun

Continuous planting will ensure year round harvest

Plant 30cm apart.

tastes best when grown quickly

plant late summer and autumn

Strawberry spinach Chenopdium foliosum has both edible leaves and berries

Perpetual – harvest again and again.  Pick outside leaves first for a continual harvest

Growing

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Fun Facts

 Consumption of spinach increased after the cartoon character Popeye came to fame

 

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Others: Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Sulphur, Boron