Good King Henry
Good King Henry is increasingly popular as the young leaves make a substitute for spinach, and is tasty mixed with sorrel and chard leaves for contrasting tastes. Young shoots can be cut like asparagus, peeled and used as a substitute. The tender flower buds can also be eaten.
Sow thinly, 12mm deep in drills, 30cm apart. Thin seedlings if necessary, when large enough to handle, to 15cm apart. Keep ground weed free and water well during dry periods. Harvest 6-8 weeks after sowing, selecting a few leaves from each plant.