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. 

     


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

Radishes

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

Onion

They may make you cry, but onions are worth the tears! They can impart such a sweet or savoury flavour to your dishes, depending on how they’re used.

Broad Beans

Broad Beans are so rewarding to grow. And if you give them the right conditions, they will happily grow in the garden or in large pots.

Cauliflower

An incredibly versatile vegie, cauliflower can be grown and harvested to make a cheesy cauliflower bake, mashed cauliflower (the kids won’t know the difference!) or low-carb cauliflower ‘rice’.

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.