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

Broccoli

Broccoli is a must-have vegie in your winter garden! Here's how to grow broccoli in the garden or in pots.

Asian Greens

Asian greens are easy to grow and even easier to cook with! Here's how to grow a mix of Asian greens in the garden or in pots.

Cabbage

There are so many uses for the humble cabbage. Here's how to grow cabbage in the garden or in pots.

Squash

Discover how easy it is to grow squash in the garden or in pots.


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.