Perpetual spinach is actually a chard (beet family) but is very similar to true spinach in flavour. We prefer it as it is much easier to grow and far more vigorous than true spinach. It also has the advantage of constantly producing a new crop when picked and so is ideally suited to gardening in a small space
Position: Full sun,light shade
Soil: well-worked soil with good drainage and a high organic content
Plant : May - July, 30cm apart
Harvest: Harvest continuously throughout the season – in the summer you can take as much as half the plant in one go and it will bounce back.