Carmel is a fast-growing and very uniform spinach that is great when harvested as a baby or full-sized leaf. The attractive, dark-green, leaves are upright and semi-savoyed. Plants have high resistance to downy mildew races 1-11 and 13. Harvest at 3-5 weeks for baby leaves, sow every 7 days for a continuous supply. Great for fall planting! Growing Information Spacing: 10 seeds per foot in rows 12-18 inches apart for full-sized leaves, or 40 seeds per foot in rows 18 inches apart for baby leaves. Soil pH: 6.5-7.5, does not do well under 6.0 When to sow: Direct sow in spring as soon as soil can be worked, or in protected structures in mid-late summer for fall harvest, or from late summer until the first frost for harvest fall-spring. Optimal soil temperature for germination: Prefers cool soil. If sowing in soil above 85F, germination may be low or erratic. Irrigating to cool soil can help. Sustainable Seed Company values food independence and sustainability through green agricultural and business practices. Our mission is to ensure a more sustainable future with healthier food options and integrity to the quality of our products. We do this by preserving one of our most precious resources - seeds!