A much more prolific form, with an abundance of large, tasty leaves and wide, white mid-ribs. Cook the succulent mid-rib like asparagus and serve with melted butter. Easier, and some consider tastier, than spinach. If the plants are left to flower, the flower stalks can be cooked and eaten like sprouting broccoli. Crops in 60 Days.
Sowing Instructions. Sow in spring for a summer/autumn crop, mid to late summer for an autumn/spring crop. Sow very thinly in ordinary garden soil in drills 3cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing Instructions. As the seedlings grow, gradually thin out to 22cm (9in) apart. The thinnings can be trimmed of their roots and cooked.
Aftercare Instructions. Water freely through the season and harvest by picking a few leaves, snapping them off near the base of the plant, from several plants rather than completely stripping one.
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