Botanical Name: Chenopodium giganteum
Common Name: Giant Tree Spinach
Category: Hardy Annual
Seed Count: 100
Chenopodium giganteum – A very structural and architectural plant that is edible. More often grown in the herbaceous border than in the vegetable patch for its attractive purple blotched, green leaves. The continuously produced leaves of this Giant Tree Spinach are simply pulled off the plant and cooked like spinach or the young leaves in salads. Hardy annual. Enjoys full sun to light shade in humus rich soil. Self seeds. 150cm x 70cm.
Sow Chenopodium seeds in good quality compost directly into the ground in spring or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Or place in a propagator and cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.