EXCLUSIVE – Little Hero is perfect for growing in containers and small spaces with crunchy-sweet leaves that are easy to harvest at baby size for scrumptious fresh spinach salads. The crisp, but tender-textured smooth leaves have a mild, nutty flavor with no metallic overtones. Plan on going right into the garden with your salad bowl to pick the deep green oval leaves at their fresh flavor peak. This vigorous and fast-growing spinach is highly ornamental in containers.
Product Weight: 4 grams / Approximately 400 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Mild, nutty
Days to Harvest: 40 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.5 cm (.5")
Seed Spacing: 5 cm (2")
Row Spacing: 20-25 cm (8-10")
Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Planting Instructions: Plant in early spring when danger of hard frost is over. Use a pot at least 15-18 in. in diameter and 12 in. deep, and start with fresh potting mix. Sow seeds 2 in. apart or simply broadcast seeds thinly, aiming for 2 in. spacing. Cover with 1/2 inch of potting mix and firm soil well over seeds. If first sowing germinates unevenly, plant more seed as seedlings will catch up fast.
To harvest by the “cut and come again” method: when plants are 4 to 5 in. tall, cut as much as you need, by using scissors to shear off leaves 1 to 2 in. above the soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly and plants will regrow for several more cuttings.