[Homestead] Malabar spinach
liberty at kaballero.com
Fri Oct 17 22:29:05 EDT 2008
> Malabar Spinach.
> I just love my malabar spinach. We recently bought a new ladder and I
> now have the old wooden ladder in the garden. Next year, assuming the
> spinach returns from reseeding, it will find a new, dedicated home on
> the ladder. It is a pretty vine.
It is indeed a beautiful vine and in just one season has become a
favorite veggie for us. Lightly sauteed with anything else, it is
fantastic, it's texture so full bodied and succulent. Some friends from
Louisiana sent us our seeds last spring. Unfortunately I suspect first
frost will come too soon here in Tidewater, Virginia for the seeds to
sufficiently mature. It is very drought resistant, but susceptible to
cold weather. I might try it in the greenhouse, surely a great plant to
have around all year. We grew ours against a 5' chicken-wire fence and
it covered the entire row. Just can't say enough for the plant ...
'cept like you, "we just love our malabar spinach"!
Here's another good link ....
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/kitchen/2006su_spinach.html jerry b
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