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Spinach Butterflay [Spinacia oleracea]

Spinach Butterflay [Spinacia oleracea]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Spinach 'Butterflay' is an old annual and very fast-growing leafy vegetable plant. Spinach originally comes from ancient Persia. This variety is robust, bolt-resistant and produces strong round-oval leaves with a fresh green color. The taste is strong and mild, typically spinach-like. The variety can be harvested over a long period of time and is also suitable for overwintering. 'Butterflay' is ideal as a secondary crop to close gaps in the bed or as a follow-up crop. For spring and autumn cultivation, powdery mildew tolerant.

General information
Plant family: Amaranthaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 70 days
Plant hight approx: 35 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -10°C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 6.5 to 7.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 0.5-2 cm
Best germination temperature: 2-15°C
Germination time: 4-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 10x30 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, Pea, Lettuce, Cabbage, Strawberry, Parsnip, Horseradish, Celery, Tomato, Winter purslane, Courgette/Zucchini, Potato, Radish
Unfavorable mix culture: -

Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to March or in autumn from September to December.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from February to April or in autumn from September to October.

For spinach, we always recommend direct sowing in rows. For a long harvest period, harvest 1/4 of the leaves from the outside in, being careful not to damage the heart to keep growth stable.
Spinach plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
When temperatures rise, spinach begins to bloom and becomes inedible. Sow only when temperatures drop. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
A loosened soil and planting in mixed culture is sufficient for lettuce.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Spinacia oleracea
English names: Spinach
German names: Spinat
Portuguese names: Espinafre
Spanish names: Espinaca
French names: Épinard

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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