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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 18°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 45 - 60 cm apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Pick the tips.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Does better if alone.

Your comments and tips

26 Aug 13, ryan (Australia - arid climate)
Hi I have heaps of the triangular seeds ? Or are they the fruit. I am in Perth and have never seen the spinach before . If it is the fruit can you please tell me what is best method of extracting the seed from the fruit
22 Nov 13, glen (Australia - temperate climate)
Just let the seed go black, soak it overnight and sow
17 Nov 12, Dana (Australia - arid climate)
Hi, I bought warrigal spinach seed from Green Harvest, Maleny, Qld., and they took over a raised bed. Due to the high Oxalic acid, I am wondering can this be fed to sheep as a supplement to their diet of grass.
07 Nov 12, Darren (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
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
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.
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