New Zealand Spinach Seeds
New Zealand spinach is a very old heirloom variety introduced into England in 1772 by Sir Joseph Banks. It was discovered during Captain Cook's southern voyage, and has passed into heritage since. This spinach is actually not the same species as common spinach, but the leaves and its flavor are similar. New Zealand spinach can be grown in hot climates throughout the year. The plant grows across a ray of deep green colors, fleshy leaves can grow even during the warm seasons of the year. New Zealand spinach, by its very nature, tends to be difficult to germinate, soaking seeds in lukewarm water for 2 to 8 hours before sowing may help soften the seed shell and improve germination rate. In addition, it can take several weeks for the germination process to occur (depending on the weather). Keep the soil moist until germination occurs.
- Select a full sunny sowing area
- Plan the amount of seeds according to 1 m² depending on the size of the area / vessel
- Number of seeds per square meter: 10-20
- Sowing depth is twice the size of the seed, 1-0.5 cm deep
- Keep soil moist until germination. (Not too wet)
- Watering once a day to once every three days (depending on the season)
- It is recommended to use compost and organic nutrients and microbes.
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|Germination Period||8-14 days|
|Days till maturity||70|
|Sowing Depth||0.5 cm|
|Sowing Intervals||20 cm|
|Sowing Months||January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December|
Sow seeds outdoors in early autumn when the temperature drops below 25 degrees. soaking seeds in water for 24 hours will speed up the long germination process which can take up to 30 days. 40-50 days.