Spinach
(Spinacia oleracea)

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Another english garden staple it is worth noting some strains are much less bitter than others, and baby spinach leaves are mild enough to eat uncooked in salads. This is a valuable cool season vegetable in temperate climes, planted in Autumn, Winter and early Spring.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
High
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
Zero
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Regions
Edible plants
Shade levels
Full sun