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Growing NZ Spinach, also Warrigal greens

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S   P              

(Best months for growing NZ Spinach in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 64°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 18 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Pick the tips.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Does better if alone.

Your comments and tips

05 Oct 17, Lexia (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I cannot find anywhere where it says you can grow from cutting but would also like to know...
13 Nov 11, Michris Janse van Rensburg (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I am from South Africa where can get seeds I want plant it for the poor people here
02 Nov 10, Nina (Australia - temperate climate)
please don't forget that Warrigal greens are poisonous unless blanched.
23 Mar 13, Glen Op den Brouw (Australia - arid climate)
It is completely untrue that warrigal greens are poisonous. They contain oxalates just like all members of the spinach family. They dont carry silly warnings at the supermarket saying you must blanch this or warning contains oxalates. Just treat warrigal greens as spinach and dont believe the misinfornation.
03 Nov 10, Kate (Australia - arid climate)
? I eat them all the time and don't think I've suffered any ill effects. Also the chickens seem to love them, are they poisonous for hens too?
22 Nov 13, Glen Op den Brouw (Australia - temperate climate)
My chicken love it as well, but in moderation. they know when they've had enough.
19 Oct 10, Jeanie kirk (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a small amount of Warrigal green seeds to give away
28 Oct 12, (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Jeanie I am very interested in your Warrigal seeds. How can this be arranged? My email is bobncol@ hotmail.com and I am in Brisbane Cheers Bob Firth.
13 May 15, Flavia (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I would love some warrigal seeds. Could you post me some? THX Flavia
08 Oct 10, Geoff Clarke (Australia - temperate climate)
I presume Warrigal Green can be propogated from cuttings.Appreciate any advice.
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I have a patch in the backyard and want to transfer some to the front what is the most successful way either seed or cuttings do I need to soak seeds first if so for how long do Ineed to pot cuttings first before transfering

- Darren

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