|United Kingdom||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Sow Indoors|
|Distance between Plants – 4in||Distance between Rows – 15in||Germination within 10 days|
A popular plant during the Second World War and treated like spinach.
HOW TO SOW
1in deep in 6in pots during March or directly in the garden.
HOW TO TRANSPLANT
HOW TO PLANT
COMPANION PLANTING:prefer to be planted with
dislike being planted with
HOW TO CARE FOR
Very little care is needed for this vegetable.
PESTS, DISEASES AND PROBLEMS EFFECTING
HOW TO HARVEST
Remove leaves as-and-when required.
SAVING SEED OF
Feel free to add your own hints and tips in the comments below. Please include your location in the world as part of your comment. Click here to return to the main Growing Guide page. Thank you.
HOW TO STORE
Best used fresh, doesn’t store well.
USING IN THE KITCHEN
Cut away from the main stem and use as spinach. The stem can be cooked for around 15/20 minutes.
RELATED NEWS FORClick to see individual stories
RELATED VIDEOS FOR
SEAN’S PERSONAL GROWING NOTES FOR
|Variety||Date Sown||Transplanted||Planting Out||First Harvest||Last Harvest||Bright Lights|
For an extra early crop of potatoes, plant a few into a large pot and …