Germ 14-21 days
This perennial spinach substitute has been grown since before the Revolution. A staple of the door-yard gardens at Sturbridge Village. Seeds are large and slow to germinate, so be patient. Properly known as tetragone, the flavor is quite similar to real spinach. 15 seeds
Indoors - 1/2” deep, 2-3 weeks before last frost. Soak seed overnight to speed up germination.
Outdoors - 1/2” deep, 2-4” apart, after last frost.
Harvest - Cut young leaves and tips. This will also encourage new growth.
Tips - Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well-rotted manure, mulch, and water regularly. For the tenderest leaves, do not let the soil dry out. Spreading habit.