Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Spinach is an annual or biennial vegetable
It is from the chenopodiaceae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONWinter spinach is sown during a waning crescent moon in September, summer spinach in March and April.
Sow in rows spaced at 25 cm.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSSpinach associates well with beans and peas, it also likes cabbage, lettuce, celery and strawberries
DISEASES AND PARASITESPrincipally canker, mildew, aphids and grubs.
ADVICESpinach is a natural improver of the vegetable garden, it acts as a fertiliser by fixing nitrogen in the soil.