Is a leafy edible flowering vegetable with thick glossy, dark green leaves. The leaves are commonly eaten either fresh, frozen, canned, chopped or dehydrated. Spinach provides one of the healthiest sources of minerals and nutrients that we can grow. It’s packed with vitamins - particularly iron. It’s a cool-weather loving green that prefers shade or partial shade and a rich rather heavy soil. Good drainage is essential when watering the plant, so the roots don’t rot. Spinach quickly runs to seed in warm weather.