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Old 1 Week Ago   #16
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My seed may have been old then. I only got a small percentage and the plants croak when they went outside. Time for another try in about a month.

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I'm contemplating growing Malabar spinach, but I wonder how it grows when planted outside in the north. I just read some reviews at Baker Creek where some people waited all season to harvest very few leaves..... Of course I would start it inside to give it a head start, but I wonder.......

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I'm contemplating growing Malabar spinach, but I wonder how it grows when planted outside in the north. I just read some reviews at Baker Creek where some people waited all season to harvest very few leaves..... Of course I would start it inside to give it a head start, but I wonder.......

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It did well in my greenhouse in hanging baskets but it did take a long time. It likes heat. To grow it outside I would grow it in a hot sheltered spot maybe against a wall. It is good, the leaves are thicker but it does taste just like garden spinach. Blooms are unusual too.
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Thanks Karen.

I have just the spot for it against the south facing stone wall of the house beside the hose pipe. (I understand that it likes moisture too!)

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Yes, it’s pretty tropical I think. Fun to try, should like your wall in a trellis. I’ll look for a pic, not sure if I have one but I think I do somewhere on northern gardener
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I get lots in my Detroit area garden and I didn't have too wait very long. Later in the season, it went into seed production mode, so less new leaf growth. If I had trimmed off some of those pretty flowers, that might not have happened as much.
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My deck is pretty hot and bakes in the sun all day long. Do you think it would do well in a container? How good of a climber is it?
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