Organic Spinach Matador BK 3 g
Properties of Matador spinach:
Spinach is a short, 38-40 day old, spring or autumn crop, suitable as a pre- or post-plant. When planted as a pre-sowing crop, it can be replaced by short-season carrots, parsley, cucumbers, beets and winter radishes.It is normally a biennial but is typically harvested in its first year, when it reaches its mature size of approximately 45-50 cm. The leaves are rounded, uniform, thin-textured, medium green to dark green in colour.
Why eat spinach?
A variety with a large leaf mass. It has a distinctive flavour, making it a divisive plant, but its high protein, mineral and vitamin content makes it worth eating.
Environmental requirements of Matador spinach:
Soil rich in organic matter and humus, well-drained and loose textured soil is ideal for it, but it also grows well in normal garden soil that has been fertilized the previous year.
A medium light demanding plant, semi-shade is ideal for late sowing or planting.
Medium water demand. It requires less water when sown in situ or more water when planted in seedlings.
Low heat requirements, optimum temperature between 15-16 °C, but can survive mild frosts
Among nutrients, it requires more nitrogen than other leafy greens as it has a direct effect on leaf yield.
How do we care for Matador spinach?
For a low maintenance plant, the most important tasks are weeding, watering and head-dressing for an abundant yield. After planting the seedlings, water the plants several times in small doses. Harvesting can be started when the plant has at least 5 to 6 lobed leaves.
What to look out for?
Spinach peronospora can appear during dry periods
Seed sowing time:
Sow seeds from March to April for spring production.
For autumn sowing:
Sowing from August to September.
From spring to autumn, sow from spring to autumn:
30-40 cm x 8-10 cm row and stubble spacing.
For spring sowing:
April to June.
From September to the end of October.
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