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Blue spinach seeds?

So, today I decided to sow spinach seeds for the first time. To my surprise, they were bright blue! I've never seen anything like it. Is this normal? I've googled it and cannot seem to find anything at all? I have left the packet down the allotment but will try to get a photo tomorrow.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,884
    No, I've never seen blue spinach seeds. Maybe they were treated with fungicide or something?
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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    They will have been treated with something , they  usually  recommend washing hands after handling the seed.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Some seeds are available with a coating to either help you sow them individually more easily or germinate/grow more successfully.  The bright colour is to help you see them so you can space them out appropriately.  I've not seen spinach but have used carrot seeds like that.  Here's a web page from a company which makes them:


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  • Thanks for your reply BobTheGardener. Turns out that's the company who I have th spinach seeds from. Makes sense, thanks image
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