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Growing Spinach, also English spinach

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11 Mar 17 Viv Shakespeare (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grew up in NZ and we grew and ate what we called spinach (english) or silver beet. I can easily buy the same silverbeet but never see english spinach, only 'baby'spinach. Not what I want on a winter's night. I thought it may be bought up by supermarkets from 'down south'. Also what did you mean by NZ Spinach? Thanks.
12 Mar 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
New Zealand spinach, which also grows wild in south eastern Australia is a soft leafed groundcover with the name of Tetragonia tetragonioides. It is also called Warrigal Greens. It grows easily from cuttings and can be eaten raw or steamed. Normally only the tips and fresh growth are eaten. (http://www.gardenate.com/plant/NZ%20Spinach?zone=2)
12 Mar 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Try a fruit shop or green grocer. In Victoria we can buy it in a bunch, including the roots (washed). Alternatively you could grow your own. Seed is readily available. All the best.

Try a fruit shop or green grocer. In Victoria we can buy it in a bunch, including the roots (washed). Alternatively you could grow your own. Seed is readily available. All the best.

- John

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