Baby Leaf, Spinach 'Portsea' (Spinacia oleracea)
Portsea is best sown in the warmer months from early October until the end of March. It has thick, dark green, slightly cupped leaf and high yielding. Adaptable to difficult conditions with good disease resistance Portsea is slow to bolt making it good to harvest at a full size. Warm season babyleaf/bunching variety, mid-late maturity. Very good uniformity, Semi-erect habit.
When to sow: Early October until the end of March
Where to sow: Sow in a well prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: Use thinnings as baby leaf; Between rows: 30-40cm
Directions: Plant seed direct in drills in the garden.
Packet 500 seeds