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Spinach

Spinacia oleracea Spinach is probably native to southwest Asia. Gardeners have cultivated it for centuries as a salad green and cooked vegetable. Even though many youngsters are dissuaded by early experiences with boiled spinach, most adults eventually appreciate its diversity...

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New Zealand Spinach

Tetragonia tetragonioides There are few leafy greens that do well in the South in our summer heat; like Malabar spinach, New Zealand spinach is not a true spinach, but fills the bill neatly. Its leaves and shoot tips taste like...

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Malabar Spinach

Basella rubra Also known as “climbing spinach,” this ornamental summer vine, from the tropics of India, is not a true spinach but its thick, fleshy, slightly-crinkled, heart-shaped leaves and tender young shoot tips can be harvested as they grow and...

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Malabar Spinach – Leaf Spot

Q: I am growing Malabar spinach for the first time this year. It’s very vigorous and beautiful except I’ve gotten a spot fungus on the leaves. Can we eat those leaves or should I just pick them off and discard...

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