Bought 2 of these packs of Italian spinach last year. the variety is Merlo Nero. bought them becuase i liked the look of the big bubbly leaves and it's not a seed supplier i have come across before. Has anyone got experience of growing this variety of spinach or grown anything from them and would you recommend them?
Last time i grew them from a tray, planted them outside and it grew a tall stem from the centre rather than growing like it looks on the pack, thought i must have done something wrong. The pack does not have much meaningful instructions other than pictures, map of europe/middle east where its ideal to grow and roman numericals but it seems from the pics they can be sown directly outside, which i have done this time.
harvest from these last year was ok but i was a bit disappointed that it could have been better.