An ancient vegetable that is highly nutritious and similar to spinach.
NZH Adds colour to your garden as well as dinner plate. Also known as Mountain or French spinach, this is an ancient vegetable that is highly nutritious and similar to spinach. A cool-season plant that just doesn’t bolt as quickly as spinach does in summer heat. We love the leaves raw in salads and the older leaves are great stir-fried, or added to soups. Annual, self-seeds readily, height to 2m, frost hardy.
Sow in early Spring, repeat monthly for continuous supply. Sow into trays, prick out at 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves emerge. Transplant into fertile soil at 30cm diagonal spacing.