Spinach (New Zealand) Growing Guide

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

Peas, Beans and Strawberry.

Spacing

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

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover in late spring, planting out when all risk of frost past or direct into the soil from then onwards.

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.