Crops 12-16 weeks from sowing. In a sunny spot sow seed thinly in drills (straight shallow grooves) made 30cm apart and cover with about 1.25cm of soil. Thin resulting seedlings to 5–7cm apart. Alternatively, for raised beds you can sow in small blocks with a spacing of 5–7cm each way which is more space efficient. Sow late April to July, for continuous cropping from June-December! A proven superfood! Roots are rich in potassium and folate plus some vitamin C. The young leaves are rich in beta carotene, calcium and iron.
Ideal for beds and borders. Don't waste the leaves, use them like spinach! Cooking can actually increase the nutrient value. Cook the young leaves or use them in salads. Twist off rather than cutting when harvesting - to prevent roots 'bleeding' juice.