This not a true spinach, but has a taste very similar to spinach. A perennial vegetable in New Zealand, here in CT we grow it as an annual. It is a WARM season crop. Direct sow in the garden after danger of frost. This is a great summer substitute for spinach. 50-70 days to harvest. Plants spread abut 2-3 feet in the garden and grow to 12" tall. Soak seeds overnight to speed germination. Many folks plant these in hills instead of rows. Try something new this year!