The Bordeaux spinach that we planted on 16/4 straight into the ground has done great. It has flopped a little today, with the rain, but is serving us well, with pretty much every evening meal, and will help create a couple of canneloni dishes next week. We planted it 10 cm apart each way. Bordeaux has lovely red stalks, quite lke Swiss Chard.
The bunches we cut last week have already started to sprout from the leftover stump, so we will have plenty for the summer. It has to be well watered though, as most varieties have a tendency to bolt in warm weather.
I planted a delphinium in the middle of the spinach plant yesterday, ( if you look carefully!) which should add a nice bit of colour once it flowers.