Spinach Matador – Deep green succulent leaves for a summer long crop. Ideal for sowing in succession for a constant supply of fresh leaves. A slow bolting variety.
WHEN TO SOW
March to July
Where to Sow
Direct into growing site , sow thinly in shallow drills 2cm (3/4in) deep with 30cm (12in) between the rows. For later sowings , some cloche protection may be required.
What to do next
As seedlings grow gradually thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. Water well during dry spells of weather to avoid premature bolting. . Pick leaves as required.
May to September
As the sun is the main factor in causing the bolting of spinach, it is best sown between taller crops or in semi-shade.
A good source of vitamins A and C, lutein and dietary fibre.