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Malabar Spinach Seeds (Poi Saag) - 250 g

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Malabar Spinach ( or Poi Saag), member of the Basellaceae family, is an easy to grow annual herb. This green leafy vegetable features juicy, thick green leaves that are packed with a lot of good nutrients like Vitamin A, C , Iron, Calcium and Magnesium. Either prepare it traditionally or be creative and use it in salads or fusion dishes, it takes well to all preparations with minimal efforts.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Partial sunlight (summer), full sunlight (winter)

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    4-5 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 25cm by 30cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 25-30 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Select a container with uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the container with a sowing medium.
  • As a sowing medium you can use 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Make shallow holes ( 1cm) at a distance of 3 x 3 inches throughout the surface of soil medium.
  • Sow 2 to 3 seeds per hole.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium and cover them up with your sowing medium.
  • If grown outdoors, make sure that you protect your seed beds from direct sunlight or heavy rainfall by making a temporary roof plastic sheet for first few days.
  • Water your Spinach container everyday using a watering can ensuring an even shower.
  • If you are growing spinach in your outdoor garden, sprinklers can be used.
  • Add a good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • You will notice that your spinach seeds have germinated within the first 6 days or even earlier.
  • At this point tiny seedlings with first leaves will be visible.
  • Keep one seedling per hole and cut off the smaller seedlings.
  • Baby Spinach plants will be visible in 10-15 days.
  • Mature Spinach leaves will be ready to harvest in 30-40 days.
  • Spinach leaves can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the tender growing base to the plant for next harvest.
  • You can keep harvesting Malabar Spinach as long as the plant survives.
  • Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why are my spinach leaves turning yellow?
There are a number of reasons why your spinach leaves are turning yellow. Overwatering, too much heat, improper soil or diseases can all lead to yellowing of leaves. Determine the exact cause of yellowing leaves first in order to find the right remedy.
Why are my spinach seeds not germinating?
If the medium is too wet, your spinach seeds will not germinate. Extreme heat can also inhibit the process of germination.
My Spinach seedlings are not growing.
If you overwater or under water your spinach, or if you are growing your spinach in too much shade, or the weather is too hot, the seedlings will not grow larger. Adjust your watering schedule and change the placement of your spinach container to encourage better growth. Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Malabar spinach is an excellent source of Calcium and Iron. Spinach is rich in floats which are good for your heart health. Spinach is also rich in Vitamin A and C. Because spinach is filled with iron, it is great for people battling anaemia. Spinach is also rich in various antioxidants that can keep your cells from aging. Spinach is also known to improve blood glucose levels, lower the risk of cancer and help lower blood pressure.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Spinach ishigh in nutrients and low in calories and carbohydrates. Spinach is one of the best sources of Iron. Spinach is also rich in Vitamins and Minerals . Malabar spinach has impressive amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and antioxidants. Spinach contains two antioxidants, namely, lutein and zeaxanthin which are great for your eyesight.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.‘Malabar spinach’ is also known as ‘creeping spinach’,‘climbing spinach’, ‘Indian spinach’, ‘Chinese spinach’, ‘vine spinach’, ‘Vietnamese spinach’ and ‘Ceylon spinach’.

2.Malabar spinach does not belong to the spinach family.

3.China is world’s largest producer of spinach followed by USA.

4.Raw spinach is 91% water!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spinach easy to grow?

Yes, Spinach is very easy to grow and is ready for harvest quickly too.

2.How much sunlight does spinach need to grow?

Spinach requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters.

How long does it take to grow spinach?

About 30 - 40 days after sowing your spinach seeds, mature spinach leaves will be ready for harvest.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

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