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Growing new zealand spinach quick reference guide



Growing New Zealand Spinach Guide

The growing new zealand spinach quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing new zealand spinach. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Vegetable New Zealand spinach
Also Known As Botany Bay Spinach, Cook's Cabbage, Kokihi, Sea Spinach, Tetragon, Warrigal Greens
Botanical Family - Aizoaceae, Genus - Tetragonia, Species - T. tetragonioides
Plant Type Warm season - tender perennial - leafy vegetable
Frost Tolerance Tender
Planting Position Sunny position but welcomes shade in the hottest part of the season - requiring a minimum of 5-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Seed Viability 3 years
Germination 8-15 days at 60-90 F (16-32 C)
Growing Temp 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Seed to Transplant 4-5 weeks
Planting Method Direct sow or Seedling transplants
When to Plant Spring
Time to Plant Wait until at least 1-2 weeks after the last average 32 F (0 C) freeze in your area but not before soil temperature are consistently 60 F (16 C) or above.
Seed Sowing Direct sowing new zealand spinach seed - 1/2 inch (12 mm) deep 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) apart in rows or hills 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart .
Plant Spacing Transplant or thin new zealand seedlings 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart in rows or hills 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart
Soil Conditions Well drained - High organic matter - Medium fertility
Fertilizer Medium fertilizer needs, 3-4 quarts per 100 sq feet (3.3-4.4 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before sowing or transplanting - when transplanting use liquid starter fertilizer - side-dress every 3-4 weeks after until 3-4 week before 1st expected fall frost
Days to Harvest 55-65 days - depending on conditions and variety
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