Spinach Monnopa. Spinach ‘Monnopa’ contains low levels of oxalic acid, giving it an excellent, sweet flavour. With an upright habit, it is easy to grow and harvest, providing you with a generous supply of rounded, pale green leaves. Perfect for harvesting as baby leaves or growing on as mature plants. Grow crops in the vegetable plot or sown in patio containers, positioned conveniently outside your back door.
Height and spread: 20cm (8″).
March – August
May – October
How to sow
Sow seeds March to September, at 2 week intervals, thinly, 12cm (0.5 inch) deep in drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well-drained, fertile soil, which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Thin out seedlings at an early stage, to 10cm (4 inches) apart. Keep cool and moist to prevent running to seed. Alternatively, leave unthinned to produce ‘baby leaf’ crops.
Thinnings can be trimmed at the roots and used in the kitchen. Harvest main leaves as and when required. Snap off close to the ground, and select from several plants to ensure a continuous supply is maintained.
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