Spinach - Wally Three
Spinach - Wally Three
Spinach in the Spring and Summer? Yes, it is true, this tropical heat-loving vine from India is actually not a true spinach, but it is very similar in flavor and usage.
- Free-branching climber with red leaf veins and stems
- Will regrow rapidly especially when harvested often
- Has stiff, succulent leaves that taste best when cooked
- Easy to grow, particularly in warm climates because it is so tolerant to heat.
- Rich in iron
- Lends itself well to sauteing
- Stems can be cut and rooted for propagation
All Pre-Planted in a Wally Three Pocket
This Pre-Planted Kit will come with a Planter (15" tall x 64" wide) in your choice of color, the best potting soil for your plants, AND the plants described above.
The Planter is made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles woven into a soft felt material, these pockets provide both proper air circulation and the correct balance of water retention and drainage that your plants need.
WANT TO ADD OTHER EDIBLE PLANTS? Just click add to cart then complete the form in the pop-up window to select your additional plants.
The plants in this collection are in the Direct Sun light category. To learn more about what that means click here to view the Successful Indoor Gardening page.
More about the Planter...
INDOOR - With a Reservoir - includes a military grade, built-in moisture barrier that wraps around the bottom of the Pocket, from back to front. This barrier creates a reservoir to ensure walls and floors don't get wet. The barrier also conserves water and helps to keep soil's nutrition in your Pocket. Best choice for INDOOR gardens.
OUTDOOR - Without a Reservoir -good for outdoor applications in rainy environments, it has a recessed moisture barrier that allows proper drainage when it rains.
How to HANG and WATER this Wally
Universal fasteners and wall anchors are all included. Wally pockets have grommets, spaced 22" apart, at the top of the pocket. All you need to do is screw included fasteners through the grommets and into the vertical surface you are planting on. Detailed instructions can be found here.
You can water by hand, or install an Automatic Irrigation System to do the watering for you. Click here for more information.
More about the Plants...
- Soil: A light, well-drained soil that is rich in humus, moisture retentive, and contains lots of nitrogen and potassium will make these plants very happy. This plant is quite sensitive to pH (both extremes may cause deficiency), so adjust if necessary. Spinach is quite tolerant of saline soils.. *
- Water: Keep the soil evenly moist (not wet) otherwise it may bolt. Try to avoid splashing mud on the leaves as it can make them gritty.*
- Food: Spinach needs a moderate amount of nitrogen and potassium and a fairly small amount of phosphorous.The main requirement for Arugula is nitrogen, but they also need moderate amounts of potassium and phosphorus. *
- Harvesting: Depending on the size and quantities you want. Begin to harvest as soon as leaves are of sufficient quantity and size.*
- Did You Know?: Spinach is rich in iron, but the iron is very water soluble and easily leached out by boiling. It also contains vitamins C and A (beta carotene), folate, luteine and various useful phytochemicals.
- * Source: (www.smartgardener.com, 2014).