Spinach - Giant winter
Giant Winter, as its name suggests, is a winter variety with large, dark green leaves with good flavour. It can be very hardy and stands for a long time when ready. Spinach is a very tasty vegetable which can be used raw in salads, boiled or steamed. It is best eaten when picked young and as long as the leaves are picked regularly and young, they will remain tender and mild in flavour. When cooking spinach, the water left on the leaves after washing them is a sufficient amount for it to be cooked in.
Sow from June to September direct into growing site , sow thinly in shallow drills 2cm (3/4in) deep with 30cm (12in) between the rows. As seedlings grow gradually thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. Water well during dry spells of weather. Pick leaves as required from October onwards.