Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes

Penny Nielsen (
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 11:18:56 -0300

Hi George 

Never heard of New Zealand spinach.  It sounds more like a vine than the kind of spinach I grow.  Could you elaborate please.  Also, you mention its a perennial.  Is it a perennial in colder zones, say 5/6a too?  Sounds interesting.


Penny in Halifax, N.S.

>>> George Shirley <> 10/20 10:58 AM >>>
We use pine needles for a mulch under our blueberries and the azaleas,
partially for the acidic boost and mostly because they mat good and stay

Allen, our garden runs slightly acidic, about 6.5 pH and New Zealand
spinach grows like a weed for us. Very good lightly steamed, freezes
well, and dehydrates very well. I usually dry about a gallon container
for winter use, ie soups and stews. Put it somewhere it can climb or run
along the ground and just pick the leaves as you need them. It's
supposed to be a perennial but I just found that out this year so will
plant along the fence where it's out of the way.