Mum always thought I was a bit of an odd kid, asking for spinach for supper! But fresh picked from the garden, raw or lightly steamed, even added to cooked dishes, you just can't beat the flavour and texture of spinach. Great for "green smoothies" too!

Spinach prefers shorter days and cooler temps, so plant your seeds first thing in Spring or later in the fall. Super-cold hardy, spinach is an ideal leafy veg to include in your season extension garden plans.