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caroline7758

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New Zealand spinach?
« on: January 13, 2017, 15:28:19 »
We stayed on a lovely campsite in Galway last summer where the owners were passionate about the environment and every visitor was given a little packet of seeds to take away. We got New Zealand spinach seeds- just five very large seeds. Has anyone grown these?

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Re: New Zealand spinach?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 16:29:42 »
Yes, some time ago.

I found they did better if they fell on the soil from plants in the summer - so I reckon they do best with a bit of weathering to break down the seed coat.  The first year I sowed them they took several weeks to germinate, until I'd almost forgotten about them.

Personally, didn't enjoy them for eating purposes, although others did - it was 50/50.  Give them a go, anything new to grow is fun.

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Re: New Zealand spinach?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 16:29:42 »