This healthy green is full of vitamins and minerals and better still, it is extremely versatile. It can be eaten in salads, baked in pies or even whizzed up into a smoothie!


How to grow spinach in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny or part shade spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.  
  2. Sow seeds direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.  
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  4. Harvest by snipping or pulling leaves at soil level – this will also help encourage more leafy growth. Sow successive crops every 3-4 weeks to extend your harvest window. 

     
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How to grow spinach in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep and position in a sunny or part shade. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Sow seeds direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.  
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  4. Harvest by snipping or pulling leaves at soil level – this will also help encourage more leafy growth. Sow successive crops every 3-4 weeks to extend your harvest window.

Yates varieties

NZ Spinach - Kōkihi

This scrambling heirloom native vegetable has a similar taste and texture to spinach.

Spinach 'Baby Leaf'

A popular addition to mixed salads, Baby Spinach leaves are prized for their nutty flavour and their pleasant texture.


Growing tips

  • Acid soils (those where azaleas and camellias flourish) will also appreciate the addition of some Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolomite, which will sweeten the soil to the spinach’s liking.

  • In very cold weather, growth may be slower and harvest times will take a little longer. 



More Plants

Silverbeet

Silverbeet or Swiss Chard is a great leafy vegetable, rich in vitamin K & a great plant for your veggie patch.

Shallots

Shallots are grown from small bulbs, the mild onion flavour is a great add-on for salad, stir fries, baking.

Radishes

Radishes are fast, but healthy food! They grow really quickly and can be ready to pick in just 4 to 8 weeks.

Parsnip

Parsnips are creamy, tender & sweet. They’re perfect roasted, pureed & used in salads & soups.


Recommended products

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.