Spinach

  January February March April May June July August September October November December
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  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Sowing                                                
Harvest                                                

Sow thinly mid-March to May and again in August 2.5cm (1") deep in rows 30cm (1ft) apart. Thin seedlings to 23cm (9") apart. Good soil and plenty of watering are essential to restrict bolting. Downy Mildew can be controlled with a suitable fungicide. Spinach Blight has no cure (destroy all infected plants). Keeping the aphids which carry the virus under control will help.

LAZIO F1 Hybrid
Summer variety for sowing April - August. Harvest as 'baby leaf' or grow to full leaf stage. Good disease resistance.

MEDANIA
Sown in late summer and early autumn this variety can then be harvested in early spring. Highly resistant to bolting. May also be used for normal spring sowings for summer cropping.

EMILIA F1 Hybrid
Perfect to follow on from Lazio, it is fast growing and slow to bolt.Good for baby spinach production. Dark Green, round oval leaves.

NEW ZEALAND
Ideal variety for hot dry conditions where other spinach tends to bolt. It has a tall branching habit with small triangular leaves. Highly nutritious.