New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides), also known as NZ spinach, Cook’s cabbage, or tetragon, is a leafy plant that grows native to New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and Japan. Captain Cook discovered the plant and used it to help his crew prevent scurvy. Sir Joseph Banks introduced the seeds to England in 1772, and it became a popular summer vegetable.
The high vitamin A, B1, B2, and C content of New Zealand spinach makes it a nutritious vegetable to include in your garden. In addition, cooking reduces the amount of oxalate content in these leafy greens making them easier to digest for those who are sensitive.
-Plants take up to 2 days to deliver
Light Preference: Full Sun or half shade
Planting Instructions: Choose a sunny spot in a large pot or in the ground. Prepare the soil by adding compost or worm castings or organic plant food, dig a hole 2 times as big as the melon plant roots, apply mycorrhiza plant food in the hole, water the hole, insert the plant, press the soil around the plant, water the plant (preferably with diluted plant food concentrate).
Shading the plant for a few days helps if it is showing signs of wilting.