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Spinach, Spinacio Merlo Nero

Spinacio Merlo Nero. Bright green crinkled leaves. Big plant. Excellent taste. Like all spinach it does well only in cool weather, so plant in spring and fall. A late fall crop will normally winter over without protection for an early spring crop. 40-45 days.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:

One of the hardiest crops in the vegetable garden. Sow directly into the ground, 1/4 inch deep in early spring or late fall. Thin seedlings to 6 inches apart when they are 4-5 inches tall. Mulching with compost will help deter weeds and prevent moisture loss.

To harvest, pinch or cut young leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting over several months, or until plants begin to lose flavor. Plants will quickly bolt (flower) in hot weather.

 13 gram packet. Approximately 900 seeds. Approximately 70-80 seeds per gram

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