Growing killer whales in pots: caring for Orach mountain spinach in containers

The orach is a little known but very useful leafy green. It is similar to spinach and can generally replace it in recipes. It is so similar, in fact, that it is often called «orach mountain spinach». However, unlike spinach, it does not discolour easily in summer. This means that it can be planted in early spring like spinach, but will continue to grow and produce during the warmer months. It is also distinguished by deep shades of red and purple, which give a striking colour to salads and stir-fries. But can it be grown in a container? Read on to find out more about growing orchids in containers and how to care for them.

Growing green leaves in containers

Growing potted hornbeams does not differ much from the usual methods of growing leafy vegetables in containers. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the mountain spinach in the orchard is large. It can reach a height of 1.2 to 18 m, so this must be taken into account when choosing a container.
Choose something large and heavy that does not tip over easily. The plants can also be 0.4 m wide, so be careful not to overcrowd them.
The good news is that the orachito is very tender and good in salads. So you can sow your seeds much thicker and harvest most plants when they are only a few centimetres high, leaving only one or two plants to reach their maximum size. Cuttings must also grow back, so you can harvest the tender leaves several times.

Orach Container Maintenance

You should start repotting orchids in early spring, two to three weeks before the last frost. They are somewhat resistant to frost and can be kept outside during germination.
Orach containers are easy to handle. Place them in direct sunlight and water them regularly. Orachs can tolerate drought, but taste better when watered.

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