It was an accident (as in a real accident not 'I accidentally went shopping') really, a pack of Unwins Gro-sure came in a copy of Gardener's world magazine. They promised to be easy to germinate and slow to bolt so I threw them in. They where easy to germinate however the luminous pink coating on the seeds (wash your hands after handling) was a little creepy...
|You can still make out the scary pink seed casing|
I've been harvesting leaves here and there for salads but today was my first harvest of any real quantity. I picked both varieties but I had more beet, It was sown earlier in the year and I had more seeds. Of course with spinach you don't really get to eat what you pick, introduced to a pan it and it quickly wilts away. Tastes brilliant though.