Red Orach – (Organic)

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Deeply red annual vegetable cultivated for its leaves. Red Orach is also called mountain spinach or French spinach and belongs to the Amaranth family. It is an ancient vegetable that has been cultivated for its leaves for hundreds of years. The leaves are arrowhead-shaped at the base and narrower at the top. They are of an intensely red colour and make a great colourful addition to salads as young leaves. Orach can also be used as an alternative to Spinach as it is easier to grow and less likely to bolt in warm weather.

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When to sow: April – June

Spacing: 5 x 30cm

Red Orach tips: Grow in well-draining soil in full sun. Sow the seeds in spring few weeks after the last frost. Cover the seeds thinly and keep them moist. Sow the seeds in rows 30-40cm apart and thin to 5-10cm between plants once they have come up. Keep plants well watered for tastiest results.