Not a true spinach. It provides a large amount of leaves for salads and cooked greens in mid-summer. Once it is established it is vigorous and trouble-free. The flavour is better if the plants have some shade from the sun. Pick the leaves and young shoots of this trailing plant regularly to lengthen the harvest. New Zealand Spinach is perennial in mild winters. Quite difficult to germinate so the seeds need to be soaked in warm water to soften the shell and then need to be sown in a warm area for germination.
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