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Has anyone tried Suttons Spinach Gigante d'Inverne? I have just bought a packet of trial seeds for 99p to use as an autumn sown crop.


  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,458
    Evidently not, Joyce, but I've made a note of the variety and will hope to include a packet next March.
  • Seems not.
    If the picture on the seed packet is to be believed, they don't fib do they?!
    I will be able to reroof the house with the leaves they grow so big!
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    It wouldn’t grow here, 6-10 hours a day sunshine and temps of 23°
    If you live in a warm dry sunny area it could do well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,053
    edited August 2022
    Talking of re-roofing the house … 
    … that’s a 10 litre watering can next to my Swiss Chard 😎

    and it’s not bolting 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Cornwall should do nicely then.

    Wow! One leaf will do me a couple of meals at least. If, it grows to the same size.
    I am going to rethink where I plan to grow it, not the little corner tucked away. One plant will suffice, rather than the row I was planning.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    Cornwall be good Joyce. Lots of sun and warmth. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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