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Malabar Spinach...Tropical Spinach


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Malabar Spinach...Tropical Spinach

EErika | May 11, 2010 07:34 AM

I just started 2 bushes of Malabar Spinach. I only heard about them recently so I've decided to give them a chance. Its a viney plant and they have not wasted any time growing. I put a tomato cage over them and after 2 weeks they are already up to the top. I've been snipping off the top 6 inches of the vine to try and get it to be more bushy. The young leaves are delicious but I have not yet actually eaten it as a meal. As the leaves get bigger they get a little more spongy almost like 2 leaves with a little filling in between.....I'd be curious if anyone else has cultivated them for a source of spinch like vegetable. My google results say they are quite nutritious.

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