Spanich 'Samish' Seeds | By Mr Fothergills

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Spanich 'Samish' Seeds | By Mr Fothergills
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Spanich 'Samish' Seeds | By Mr Fothergills

Spinach "Samish F1" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our spinacia oleracea Spinach "Samish F1" seeds produce a small-leafed tender spinach that's great in both salads and cooked dishes. Famously Popeye's favourite food, spinach is highly nutritious and a great source of iron, vitamins A and C, thiamin, potassium, and folic acid. These plants are moderately winter hardy and have good resistance to mildew; they're also great for late season cropping. They can be grown as "baby leaf" spinach in a greenhouse or cold frame throughout winter.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 250
Sow Indoors March - September
Sow Outdoors March - September
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time May - October
Hardiness Hardy Annual


Great In Salads & Cooking
Highly Nutritious
Good Mildew Resistance
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Spinach is easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: well-suited to container growing.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in fertile, moisture-retentive soil.

Germination Requirements: sow as soon as the the soil can be properly worked; the soil should not be warmer than 21°C.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 1.5-2.5cm deep (1/2-1in) around 2.5cm (1in) apart.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 1.5-2.5cm deep (1/2-1in) around 2.5cm (1in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, dig in aged manure a week before planting.

Thinning: when seedlings are around 5cm (2in) high, thin to 8-10cm (3-4in) apart.

Pest Control: can use netting or fleece for protection; companion planting with radishes draws away leaf miners.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry periods.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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