A little veggie patch co favourite and a popular old home garden variety. Bloomsdale is a heavy yielding, hardy spinach with large glossy thick dark green leaves.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October – December + March - May
Zone 2: September – December + March - May
Zone 3: April – October
Zone 4: May - June
Soil Prepare the beds by digging through compost and well-rotted manure a week prior to planting. Make sure the soil drains well.
Soil pH Level 6.0–7.0
Position Full sun, part shade. Does not tolerate hot conditions. Plant next to your strawberries, as they tend to work well as companions.
How to Plant Sow the seeds directly into the veggie patch at most times of the year, however propagate in a mini greenhouse when it is too hot or too cold and then look to transplant once conditions become more mild
Depth 1- 3cm
Companion Plants Strawberry
Approximate no. of seeds 80
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
**Shipping - Not to Western Australia**
Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.
An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.