spinach vegetable

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 Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.  
  2. Sow seeds direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.  
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  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 Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  2. Sow seeds direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.  
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  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

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. 


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