Finally, spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C, K and A, which is vital for bone health. This clever crop, with varieties like ‘Palco’ or the winter-hardy ‘Atlanta’, will give optimal winter growth. Good air circulation will prevent mildew and a fleece covering will provide protection after October.
If the soil dries out the spinach will go to seed too quickly and turn bitter, so be generous when watering. With adequate protection from slugs and snails, you will have tasty leaves form this perpetual grower in about six weeks and, once you’ve ample supply, these versatile veggies will make a great addition to your homecooked meals—throw in salads or cook into curries, pastas and casseroles.