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Good King Henry Seed

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Chenepodium bonus-henricus

  • Said to have been brought here by the Romans.
  • Forced young shoots can be used as an Asparagus alternative, young leaves as a Spinach alternative.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 120 seeds.

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To many people Good King Henry is classed as a weed; historically it was introduced to the UK by the Romans - who recognised its value as a vegetable.

In some parts of the Country it is known as Lincolnshire Spinach or Mercury.

Perennial in habit, the young leaves can be used in exactly the same way as perpetual spinach - whilst the juvenile flower buds can be sautéed in butter. But for a real gourmet delight the young shoots can be forced in the Spring to produce an Asparagus alternative.

  • Sow April onwards in ¼" (6cmm) deep drills 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Thin seedlings to 12" (30 cm) apart.
  • Top Tips
  • Plants do not transplant well - so always sow where you plan to grow.
  • Keep well watered and mulch well annually.
  • Pick foliage regularly to ensure the juvenility and avoid toughness.
  • Similarly trim off flower bud to prevent plants going to seed.
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