Spinach (New Zealand) Growing Guide

Spinach (New Zealand)

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Well-drained, reasonably good soil, though will tolerate a variety of sites.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Not required.

Companions

Strawberry, Coriander, Beans, Peas and Mangetout.

Spacing

Single Plants: 50cm (1' 7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 45cm (1' 5") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Frost areas: sow under cover 6 weeks before last spring frost. Plant out in late spring, when the weather is settled and warm. Frost free areas: Sow seed directly or in seed beds/seed trays in spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Requires very little attention. Soak seeds in water overnight before planting to improve germination.

Harvesting

Pull a few leaves from the outside of the plant regularly from mid summer onwards to produce more growth.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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