This is a non EB question as i don't think this critter would need an EB to thrive, but does anyone have any experience with Malabar Spinach? http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_malabar_spinach.html
(its a cool catalog btw--all asian veggies!) Its not actually spinach, and in one book i read there was a discussion of use your machete to cut it down at the end of the season. Also do the red vs green stems taste different, and does it really taste like spinach--mom hates NZ spinach
? My mother and i are frustrated beyond our wits end at borers that kill spinach and with DC heat that kills spinach and so something that thrives to the point where i am forced to go buy a boy a machete to kill it at the end of the year and collect more seeds from it is sounding rather perfect (and E. coli free--I could supply the neighborhood) but is it invasive--will i be supplying the whole state?
here's its description out of Kitazawa, I'm game to try it, if anyone local (DC, MD, VA) wants to split shipping out of there send me a note asap!
A tropical plant, Malabar Spinach thrives in the heat. Also called Basella, this vine grows up to 14 feet tall, so you'll want to train it to a stake or trellis. Ideal for soups, salads and stir-fries alike, Malabar Spinach can be prepared as spinach is cooked. Do be careful not to overcook it, as it becomes slimy. Exceptionally nutritious, these varieties are also quite striking additions to the garden. In China the leaves and roots are sometimes used medicinally for digestive problems.