Spinach Melody/Organically grown seeds

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Spinach Melody/Organically grown seeds

Spinach is good for the heart and circulatory system and has energy boosting properties; truly one of nature's most perfect foods.

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In both spring and fall harvest, Melody develops quickly into thick round leaves, semi-savored and with a beautiful deep green color. It is not recommended for summer heat or over-wintering.

Any good, well-drained garden soil will suit spinach provided it is not acid. The preferred pH is between 6 and 7. Soils that are more acidic should be limed at whatever rate is indicated by soil test. Spinach requires an abundance of plant food, especially nitrogen. Lime only after the manure has been added.

Spinach is a cool-season crop which should be planted in the open ground as early in the spring as possible. One ounce of seeds plants 100 feet. Cover the seeds with ½ inch sifted compost and firm well. Rows should be 12 to 15 inches apart and plants three to four inches apart in the row.

Though Spinach is most often used as a food, it has medicinal value as well. It is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folic acid. Much research has been done on the amazing properties of Spinach. It shows great promise as a cancer reducer, having been shown to slow the growth of stomach cancer and skin cancer cells, and it contains several constituents that have been shown to reduce the likelihood of colon cancer. Spinach is also used to prevent the bone loss associated with osteoporosis and for its anti-inflammatory properties in easing the pain of arthritis. References: The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening; James A. Duke

We carefully select our produce varieties for excellent taste and quality. Our produce is grown without pesticides or herbicides resulting in highly nutritious food and healthy soil.